Artist's Statement

The theme and direction of my work is to paint in a naturalist manner the hard work, dreams and goals of the people around me: friends, family and the Los Angeles Latin working class. I strive for honesty and sincerity in my work with an approach that reflects our time. I am focused on visually capturing moments that give life meaning and I am deeply influenced by masters, such as Anders Zorn, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Edgar Degas, Frank Brangwyn, Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Jules Bastine Lepage, Nicolas Fechin, and Saturnino Herran.

I have had the good fortune to study on a full scholarship at Art Center College of Design. My education included great instructors: Aaron Smith, Scott Hess, Sergio Sanchez, Charles Hu, Kent Williams, Kevin Chen, Steve Huston, Danny Galieote, Ron Brown, Alex Gross, Rob Clayton, David Luce, Alex Shafer, Gary Meyer, and many others.

Today, I teach classes at several art colleges and workshops that cover drawing and painting from life. I am also developing a body of work that depicts Los Angeles urban culture. I am currently available for commissioned portraits.

Edgar Silva Art

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Edgar Silva