Fernando is a High School Visual
Art Instructor and Impressionist oil painter.
His early interest in Impressionist
painting began in college upon taking an art history course in
French Impressionism. I was intrigued with the French
Impressionists and their keen use of light and color.
Their subject matter appeared very familiar to me like with most
people that observe and admire their work. I felt compelled to
paint pictures that outline todays structures, places,
Immediately, Fernando took various
studio art courses and began working outdoors in the plein-air
tradition. Although this type of art form is difficult due to
various time limitations, he quickly found painting outdoors
rewarding and gratifying. His travels are both local and abroad.
He enjoys the oil painting process and his subject matter portrays
everyday life in an urban setting. Its the love
of architecture, people, and fast paced policies of life that
I find fascinating. I want the viewer to enjoy my interpretation
or moment in which we experience on a daily basis. This clearly
was an example of how the French Impressionists portrayed their
times of the 1860s.
Fernando is an active member
of the California Art Club and a member of the Art Guild at the
Huntington Library in San Marino. His work has been exhibited
at the Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, the Pasadena
Museum of History in Pasadena, and the Womens City Club
of Pasadena. He remains active by participating in numerous solo
and group shows when the opportunity presents itself.
Along with his joy of painting
in the plein-air tradition, Fernando has been a High School Visual
Art and Film Instructor for the past 22 years. His passion to
teach young people and support recognition for the Visual Art
discipline has been his long term goal during the duration of
his teaching career. I am most happy and effective in
the high school setting. My goal is to increase an appreciation
and awareness in the field of Visual Art with complete inclusion
for all students by teaching standards that focus on self-esteem,
efficacy, and enjoyment of the visual art practice.
Fernando enjoys time with his
family and leisurely plays Classical/Flamenco guitar.