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Artist Paco Martín


An example of fine art by Paco Martín

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.pacomartin.art

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $475.00 - $3,500.00
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Biography


Biography
 
Paco Martín has been passionate about colored pencils since the time he was in Elementary School in Madrid, Spain. He kept such passion alive during his school years and through College, even when he pursued a Bachelor's degree in Forestry Engineering and later a Master's Degree in Renewable Energy. He found a way to feed his love for painting at the same time that he fueled his interest in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Surprisingly, he still found some time for music and guitar playing, which is his second passion.
 
When he was in College, Paco realized that all the self-taught techniques that he had acquired that far were not enough. He needed some formal training and guidance, and he found it through the lessons of Sarita Muñiz. He learned how to paint with oils and he was captivated by pastels. The new learning also helped him to still improve with colored pencils, and Paco realized that colored pencils were his technique. However, he felt that there was a long way ahead of him in order to become the best version of himself as an artist.
 
Over the years he has explored incessantly pastels and colored pencils, striving to perfect his technique, experimenting, trying out different brands of pencils and paper, and facing bigger artistic challenges every time. He attended pastel courses with important Spanish artists like Aurelio Rodríguez, Rubén Belloso, or Enrique Donoso. Through these masters he learned a lot of valuable techniques that he was able to apply with colored pencils. When he felt he was ready, Paco burned his ships and decided to devote himself exclusively to colored pencils.
 
Little by little, he realized that he could reach as much realism as he wanted using colored pencils. At the same time, the technique allowed him to communicate the strongest emotions. Colored pencils became his language as [...]

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