Joe Garcia TRAVELER August 31 through October 27, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31, 4-7 pm At Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, August 31
August 31 through October 27, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31, 4-7 pm
At Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, August 31 through October 27, 2019 will be Traveler, a one person show featuring the work of internationally known San Diego County painter Joe Garcia. On exhibit will be Garcia’s landscape and wildlife paintings in oil and in watercolor.
A native Californian, Joe Garcia grew up on a small ranch near Escondido, California where he developed an awareness of nature and habitat. He studied illustration at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and worked as an illustrator before deciding in 1983 to make fine art his focus. With this change of interest from commercial to fine art, Garcia took a step that would later turn out to be key to his career as a painter of wildlife. He built an aviary for various types of quail with the intent of drawing, painting and photographing them. He would go into this habitat and sit with the birds, eventually learning to draw and paint each quail type with accuracy and feeling. Garcia’s reputation as a painter of birds grew and was spread, in large part, due to his quail studies and to the early paintings that he did of the birds in his aviary.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm