The Artist: Richard Mravik
Richard Mravik was born in the city of Nove Zamky, Slovakia, with Hungarian descent. When he turned 18, he was required to enter into military service for the Slovak army for 18 months. When released from duty, he returned to his job as a mechanic. In his spare time he painted.
He is a self-taught artist and has painted since he was 20 years old. His talent for capturing reality and bringing it to life led to commissioned works, including portraits of pets and children. However it was his interest in nature that fed his desire to keep painting.