Art Brokerage: Rob Macintosh South African Artist: b. 1949. Rob MacIntosh, realist painter of wildlife, landscape, seascapes and portraits in oils and pastel. His work is featured in top galleries in South Africa, America, Canada and England. In South Africa he is rated as one of the top artists in the country. As a child he recalls " I always loved drawing. A self taught artist, painting full time in 1980. During his novice years as an artist he ventured from seascape to landscape. Finally in 1983 he started painting African wildlife. Traveling extensively throughout Africa he was able to capture the African bush and wildlife the continent had to offer. During this time he was also commissioned to paint portraits of famous people throughout the world. In 1983 he traveled to America to visit major galleries in various states and was accepted by one of the top galleries in Scottsdale Arizona. The opportunities and the competition fascinated him, but most of all he loved the challenge to compete with the world's best. His fifteen year stay in America gave him the opportunity to compete with the best artists in the word and win several awards. When he won the highest award attainable beating the world's best, he knew his dedication, determination and hard work had paid off. nIn 2003, Rob MacIntosh returned to his home on South Africa's South Coast.