Member Since: January 2011
Sergio Lopez was born in 1983 in Sonoma County, California. He received his BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Upon discovering oil paint and charcoal, he began filling sketchbooks rapidly, with real life observations and imagined ones ali... more
|Artist Statement:||Sergio Lopez was born in 1983 in Sonoma County, California. He received his BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Upon discovering oil paint and charcoal, he began filling sketchbooks rapidly, with real life observations and imagined ones alike.
Lopez credits contemporary artists in graffiti and photography as influences, but he most admires Golden Age illustrators and Bravura painters. He continues his study of the Old Masters with frequent museum visits.
There is no better way to discover the truth and essence of a scene than by standing before it and studying it carefully, according to Lopez. When he discovers a new vista, he enjoys setting up his easel on the spot. He uses various materials: oil and gouache, canvas to acrylic on newsprint and so forth.
|Awards & Distinctions:||Valona Paint Out, Best of Show.
Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Honorable Mention.
Marin Fair Plein Air, 1st Place Award.
9th Annual Paint San Clemente, 2nd, 4th, Honorable Mention Awards.
International Artist Magazine: Seascapes, Rivers and Streams, 2nd Place Award.
Horton Iris Garden Paintout, 3rd Place Award.
Mare Faire Plein Air, 1st and 3rd Place Awards.
Randy Higbee Gallery: “6 Inch Squared.” Costa Mesa, CA.
Epperson Gallery: “Best of Valona Paint-out.” Crockett, CA.
Christopher Queen Gallery: “The Frugal Collector.” Duncans Mills, CA.
Christopher Queen Gallery: “Fish Tales.” Duncans Mills, CA.
Patris Gallery: “Spring Plein Air.” Sacramento, CA.
Christopher Queen Gallery: “Chasing The Moon.” Duncan Mills, CA.
Club Six, “Juxtapoz Release Party.” San Francisco, CA.
A Street Gallery: “Emerging Artists Show.” Santa Rosa, CA.
Academy of Art University: “Spring Show.” San Francisco, CA.
|Artist Tags:||charcoal drawings, nude, women|