Alfredo Navarro was born on the
eastern coast of Spain in the city of Alcoy (Alicante) in 1965.
Initially inspired by his father, Navarro attended the art school
of Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes at a young age.
He continued his education in Valencia where he received a degree
in economics at the Valencia University as well as an art degree
de Bellas Artes.
He then returned to Alcoy to
paint and apprentice under the painter/teacher Selles. Navarro's
father also a painter, taught his son the techniques of oil painting.
At age 19, Navarro began painting professionally
and in 1986 received first place in an art exhibition sponsored
by the Government Delegate of Galicia
Navarro considers his technique
somewhere between Realism and Hyperrealism.
respects Velazquez for the artist's ability to
capture the soul of a person in a portrait and the colors
and atmosphere used to create a painting.
Picasso and Greco are admired for their bold creativity
and expressive colors.
Expressive colors and atmosphere can be found in
Alfredo's striking sunsets, sweeping seas and foaming waves.
He is inspired by the vastness of both the Mediterranean Sea
and the Atlantic Ocean. Alfredo paints dramatic seascapes as
well as seascapes with a feeling
He also paints translucent waves gently rolling into
shore as the evening's sunset pierces through the water.
His calm seas mesmerize viewers with the ocean's expanse, or
the feeling of a warm sun dancing on the
water or an endless horizon.