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Artist Jose Pardo


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The Artist Says:


“I am still learning.” - Michelangelo
 
I’m currently working on a couple of long term projects. One, is a series of small 9" x 9" still lifes centered around my Cuban heritage. This series of 9 paintings is destined for a two person show in late 2019.
 
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, But I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” - Douglas Adams




Biography


I was born in Habana Cuba and migrated to Spain at the age of 5 with my mother and grandmother. I spent two years in the outskirts of Madrid learning to play futbol, absorbing the local accent and trying, at times unsuccessfully, to stay out of trouble. When we arrived in the United States, I was enthralled with the enormous size of the skyscrapers and cars in New York City. As a child I loved to travel into Manhattan with my grandfather to purchase fabrics for his custom tailor business, all the while hoping to catch a glimpse of Spiderman swinging amid the skyscrapers. I started learning to draw by copying comic books. At that early age I couldn’t comprehend how it was possible for people to draw such amazing art, since my attempts to replicate the drawings were abysmal.
 
Being the first in my family with a serious interest in art, I have to credit my High School art teacher, Thomas Carcich with giving me my foundation in art and being instrumental in guiding me to study art in college. After receiving a BFA from New Jersey City University in 1988, I worked in several  small business to business advertising agencies in New Jersey as an artist before marrying and moving to Orlando Florida to start a family with my wife in 1992. Here I have worked as an artist for Disney, Scholastic, and Universal among others, enjoying my share of success in both the commercial and Fine Arts.
 
I returned to my first true art-love, oil painting, in 2012 after an unintentional hiatus of well over 20 years. Wanting to give my mother a more unique Birthday present than in recent years, I decided to do a small oil painting for her. While delighted at how much I enjoyed the process, [...]

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