Sergio



ABOUT ARTIST

I enjoy creating expressive art that gives me visual pleasure and hopefully connects with others. I generally start my work with an image I connect with and then begin my interactive, artistic process that guides me to a satisfying resolution.

Figures and portraits in a landscape are my main painting genres and I like to use complementary colours expressively that illuminate. I spend a lot of time ensuring I am happy with the final composition and I am fascinated by the subtle ways that spontaneous paint layers and textures create secondary apparitions in a painting.

I have always been interested in art and started drawing and painting on and off about 16 years ago as a hobby and, over the years, worked fulltime. When I started selling my paintings I began believing in my work and the possibility of becoming an artist. Painting overtook my life. I am currently a full-time, professional Australian artist with the best years to come.



EDUCATION

University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Visual Arts, Diploma in Education

Master of Educational Studies



NEWS

2012 BIA Eckersley Expressive Drawing - First Prize 

2015 Percolator Gallery Brisbane: Noirscapes and Naturescapes 

2016 RQAS Queensland Figurative Art Exhibition

2015 — 2017 Ipswich Art Awards

2014 — 2018 Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award

2016 — 2018 Rotary Art Spectacular