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Moonlit Sunset
14 x 29 Oil

Rick Garcia

Rick is an award winning Santa Barbara based artist who works in oils
on both canvas and board. He recieved formal training in biological illustration at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland Ca. Born in 1953 he spent his early years soaking up the beauty of the Northern California's back country near his grandparent's ranch in Sebastapol, California. The vision of those undeveloped vistas has remained strong throughout the years and is still to date a strong influence in his work. Relying on a love of nature, an interest in the California Plein Air movement as well as commercial training in realism he has created a unique blend of style and vision.

University of California at Berkeley, 1973 to 1977. Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Conservation of Natural Resources.
California College of Arts and Crafts, 1979 to 1981 majoring in design/ illustration.

1997, started painting in oils
1998-1999, Windwood Galleries, Vail, Colorado.
1999-2000, Snowy Mountain Gallery, Buena Vista, Colorado.
1999, Honorable Mention Fine Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California.
2000 (April to October), Exhibited at Caruso/Woods Fine Arts.
2000 (October), 3rd place Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Show.
2000 (October), “Museum Director’s Award” Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Art Walk.
2000 (October to present), Exhibiting at Pascucci Restaurant Santa Barbara CA.
2001 (June), Winner of the 2001 IAA Award (Individual Artist Award) in painting, Santa Barbara Arts Fund
2001 - August 2002, Maureen Murphy Fine Arts Montecito, CA.
2002 Garcia Fine Arts Prescott, AZ.
2002 Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
2002 to present, Park Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2003 Aug 29 through Oct 16, solo show, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
2003 First Place Painting Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Art Walk

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