Anthony A Gonzales
Anthony A. Gonzalez, a native of San Antonio, Texas has been painting professionally for 25 years. He currently lives north of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. His paintings extend across many traditional subjects in landscape, still life, portraiture and figurative, but his passion and specialty is in the exploration of the various subtleties of the feminine figure.
Through the inspired use of form and color, he hopes to convey a level of feeling or emotional experience that will connect with the viewer. Much of his work centers on the subtle attributes of the feminine. The paintings are meant to bring the viewer to an experience that are moments suspended in time. These eternal moments touch on the endless expressions of the feminine. Gonzalez says, "It is the endless creative possibilities of the feminine that inspires me to paint.
My art is romantic representational realism with the figure as the main subject. Expression, form and color are the inspiration for my works. I hope to have the viewer see this as well. My paintings are about having an experience and an open heart. An emotional connection or identification with the figure is what my paintings are meant to convey. What is to be said about the figure will never be all said, it is an endless source of inspiration. I will keep exploring this subject knowing that it will not be exhausted."
Anthony takes every opportunity to expand and develop his skills and personal style. He continues to pursue these goals through the mediums of oil, watercolor and charcoal for his drawings. He draws and paints from life often to continually perfect his skills. Much of his technique is self-taught. Gonzalez attended The Art Institute in Texas, Academia Atrium in Madrid, Spain, and has taken numerous workshops with nationally known artists.
Gonzalez was commissioned to paint portraits of San Antonio mayors, Howard Peak and Nelson Wolff. He is featured in the Best of Portrait Paintings, published by North Light Books. Furthermore, he has been honored with numerous awards and has shown his work nationally and internationally. His works are in collections in the United States, England, Germany, Mexico and Spain.
Anthony also shares his knowledge and skill with other aspiring artists and students by conducting demonstrations in oil, drawing and watercolor. He also puts his energy into conducting workshops regionally, as well as internationally in Spain and Italy.