Manfred Schatz will certainly go down in history as one of the leading painters of animals and hunting scenes of our time. His works give the contemporary observer the sense of tranquility and contentment that is fast becoming extinct.
The magic of Mr. Schatz's paintings lies in his uncanny ability to capture movement. His brush strokes are bold and are set to canvas with a certainty which many artists never acquire. He does not lose himself in the details of the marginal things, but forces the viewer's attention onto the main motif as he proposes to express it.
He portrays wildlife as most of us see it - in quick, often shadowy glimpses rather than sharp, bright portraits. He uses the viewers mind as an extension of his brush to supply needed details, and avoids them where they're not needed and never seen. His work is inevitably real and alive and the viewer cannot help but react.
At one of his exhibitions of his paintings a spectator summed it up best when he turned to his companion and said, "It seems as though I can actually hear the painting."