Damien Gonzales

Damien Gonzales
Damien Gonzales

I am a landscape oil painter. I divide my time between painting outdoors and in the studio. Outdoors I enjoy the spontaneity required to quickly capture the essence of a place, the most accurate color and value information possible and other transient elements that are present only for an hour or two, at most. The paintings I complete in the field are often framed and shown as they are when I leave a location or used to produce additional paintings back in the studio.

I am influenced by many artists and styles but particularly enjoy representational works and aspects of impressionism that impart more sublime qualities to paintings. The work of Sorolla, Sargent and Innes are big influences. My engineering background informs the technical aspects of my work such as perspective, optics and the physics of light. I have participated in national competitions and exhibits such as Plein Air Telluride, In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran at Zion National Park, American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. My artwork has garnered numerous awards, with over a dozen being 'Best of Show' or '1st Place'. I have also judged several events. My painting adventures have taken me to Spain to compete in a Plein Air event in Andalucia. Southwest Art Magazine featured me as An Artist to Watch.

Visual Arts: Painting
Area Served: New Mexico
Art Cantina Directory:
Art Critiques: Critique - $60. I want to see a collection of 3 images. If there is a specific element you want to focus on, let me know. My overall evaluation of your work will point out strengths and weaknesses and the reasoning behind my assessments. I will then provide suggestions on how to address weaknesses. Once you have digested the critique, I will take questions and make clarifications when requested. My goal is to give you concrete information that you can use to experience growth in your abilities, and help you become a better painter. My fee is hourly.
Ages Taught: Youth (12-16), Adults
Skill Levels Taught: All
Location of Lessons: In studio, On location, Online
Lesson Details & Fees: In person, on location, plein air or studio, one on one or group. On-line via Skype. Workshops on location.
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Country: USA
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