Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia
Born 1973 BirthRio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Lives and works in HomeSan Antonio, Texas, USA.

I was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I currently live in San Antonio, TX.
I have been creative for most of my life. While in high school I was introduced to the work of Andrew Wyeth via a class trip to the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. I recall being mesmerized by the imagery and fascinated by the description of the medium-egg tempera. Continued visits to the museum and other exhibits served as inspiration that has transformed into my current pursuit and commitment.

My goal is to make technically beautiful images that are also engaging on a conceptual level – that is what I am after with each work. I want to create paintings you want to come back to repeatedly and enjoy.

Artists who I study and admire include George Tooker, Paul Cadmus, Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, Jared French, Edward Hopper, Diego Rivera, Douglas Wiltraut, Dennis Harper, Carl Rice Embrey, Matthew Daub, Michael Allen and others.