Influenced by my Grandmother, I paint images of landscapes and flowers, but with heightened exaggeration for drama’s sake from my Grandfathers’ influence. I paint images you probably pass by daily, but express how I see it, full of life, each image having a unique story to be shared. I am continually amazed at finding new techniques in watercolor trying to capture the energy I feel when first “finding” an image.
I grew up in the best creative environment a child could have and vividly remember watching the magic of creation unfolding around me at all times. My Grandmother indirectly gave me the gift of consistency, and to search for the surprises and regularity that each season brings. My Grandfather gave me the gift of innovation and wonderment, finding new uses for anything he came across. An avid storyteller, he made his adventures even more colorful each time they were retold. My family shared meals at a table where family history fed imagination and the soul and homemade meals were served to feed the senses and body.
About the Artist
Guy’s creative background has included many of the arts, from acting, dancing and singing on-stage to theatrical set building and costuming all the way to fashion design. In the textile arts, he created sweaters, sold his remarkable line of sweaters, and sweater kits. He also created unique basketry which sold at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. In the publishing trade, he has worked as an Associate Art Director for Drummer Magazine, and has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for various publishers. A native San Franciscan, he is self-taught in watercolor and has been painting since childhood. He returned to entering his work in competition in 2003.
His main passions are teaching and painting.
Watercolor Secrets is available! I am one of fifteen artists that contributed to this book. There is an entire chapter devoted to "just Guy" including where, why, and how I work with many step by step photos with explanations. A few of my paintings are also displayed in this wonderful new edition by North Light Books.
More of Guys' art can be found in Splash 9 & 10 below
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SWA – Society of Western Artists
SCVWS – Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
Redwood City Art Center
Sola – Society of Local Artists
SVOS – Silicon Valley Open Studios
SCFAA - San Carlos Fine Arts Association
Author Guy Magallanes.
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