Thu, Jan 04|
"FOR THE LOCALS" by Larry Portillo (First Thursday)
Stop by Mockingbird Handprints for "FOR THE LOCALS" by Larry Portillo featuring in his paintings places he has a connection to. More about the artist and exhibition below.
Time & Location
Jan 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Mockingbird Handprints, 1420 S Alamo St #112a, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
About the event
Larry Portillo born in Texas and raised in New Mexico. Larry Portillo infuses his work with images from Mexico, Anglo, Indian and Spanish cultures, drawing on the people and landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley and Texas.
Larry Portillo’s artistic talent was recognized when in High School. His Master teacher Steve Edwards discovered that he had talent for the art scene placing first place in various art shows. Edwards taught Larry; etching, how to use watercolors and acrylic paint in his art. Larry was introduced to airbrushing by James Wagner and mural painting and fine art by Leo Tanguma. Larry also became educated of the use of varied painting techniques and sculpting from well-known artist Luis Jimenez.
Larry always had a passion for color. Larry uses a variety of media to create works that celebrate the simple pleasures of life. He uses acrylic and oils on canvas and wood panels to create an impressionism effect. Portillo’s art is characterized as having a distinctive meaning for each brush stroke color. The use of a palette of vivid colors brings the canvas to a unique life. Each painting may have a different interpretation to the viewer. Larry Portillo tries to transmit the beauty and excitement of each landscape. He wants the eye of the viewer to enjoy the experience with the opportunity to facilitate an interaction between them and the art.
Mockingbird Handprints normal business hours are Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm.