The Fine Art Oil and Acrylic Paintings of Alvaro Cardona-Hine
Alvaro Cardona-Hine is an artist whose creativity spans three disciplines: musical composition, poetry and painting. In these last two, he is internationally well-known. Two of his books of poetry in Spanish were published by Catriel Publishing in Madrid, Spain. And several of his books have been published by the University of New Mexico Press. To date, Cardona-Hine has over thirty titles in print. For the artist's full resume, please go his blog http://cardonahineart.wordpress.com and click on the resume tab. To see a list of his books, go to www.AlbaBooksPress.com and/or Amazon where you may purchase directly.
As a contemporary fine art painter, his paintings are in collections all over the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. He has been painting most of his life and is an admired master of both acrylic and oil canvasses. His work ranges widely from small, whimsical bird paintings, to medium-sized and large land and seascapes, Moroccan landscapes, nudes, abstracts, still lifes and Egyptian, Greek, Buddhist, and Jewish myths and legends. View some of the artist's work as fine art giclee prints as well.
One of the great advantages of representing one's own work in one's own space, rather than in art galleries, is that the artist is free to remain an artist. Galleries often require their artists to keep painting what "sells". The artist who keeps painting the same thing might as well be in a factory on an assembly line. Artists explore, change, reinvent themselves, and as they grow, often find a whole new vision. That growth is as essential to the artist as air is to life itself.