With his extraordinary eye for detail, sense of exquisite style and love of storytelling, fine artist Rino Gonzalez has amassed a great following. Many around the world admire the artist’s skill for creating such striking realism. “I try to put my subjects on canvas as realistically and as detailed as possible. However, I make sure I leave something for the viewer’s imagination,” the artist states.
Only sixteen years old at the time, Rino Gonzalez, along with his family, emigrated to the United States from Manila, Philippines in 1978. Like his father and mentor Lex Gonzalez, Rino Gonzalez also grew up in an artistic environment and knew even at a very young age that he wanted to become a fine artist. Under the latter’s tutelage, the young Gonzalez learned the traditional method of painting and spent his early years perfecting his pencil drawing and composition before he actually commenced the use of oil colors. As his father-mentor stressed, “A true artist must first learn how to draw proficiently. Only then will the application of oil colors on canvas, or any surface for that matter, come with ease and grace.”
Rino Gonzalez continues to create at his studio in Los Angeles and has been featured in one-man and group art shows in California, Hawaii, and other states. Romance, combined with his eye for detail, allows his work to tell a story with a true emotion that has entranced numerous admirers around the world.
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