Fabrizio Caforio, or “Fuz” as he prefers to be called, was born from Italian parentage in Johannesburg, South Africa. From his home in Africa, close to the creatures of nature that grace his art, he can trace his creative roots to Florence, Italy, where his Great Grandfather was a sculptor.
Fuz has devoted three decades of his career to the study of large cats, refining technique and style to capture these magnificent felines on canvas. The exquisite detail and life-like quality of his art comes from painstaking research. Much time is spent in the bush and at breeding research stations collecting all the necessary reference material before he goes into the studio to paint.
Fuz’s paintings have become highly sought after. In recent years he has immersed himself in commissioned works, painting for exclusive game lodges, corporate and private collectors. Through his work, Fuz has helped to raise funds for many non-governmental conservation organizations.