Spanish painter Felipe Santamans studied at the prestigious Fine Arts in
The Suria Academies and at Barreira Academies of Valencia at the early
age of 13. He was a child prodigy. Beginning his work as a painter of oils,
he eventually switched to the more challenging medium of pastels. He was
part of the famous "Painters of the Riverside" school and he began
exhibiting in 1970. He specializes in nudes and still-lifes. His pastels are
rich and very detailed.
Santamans is able to take simple every day images from life and translate
them into an art form that people from all cultures can understand. His
use of colors to highlight parts of an image and downplay others is truly
unique. It is this use of color and understanding of the human form and
life that makes his artwork so understandable. Santamans has a gift for
capturing moments in time, or moving images and bringing them to life
forever through his art.
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