Size: 36"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting came to me when I was in Ponce, Puerto Rico. One day I was walking by the beach with my aunt Wanda. Talking about our family and how we miss her son that pass away at only 21 years old. Walking in the shores of Ponce, I saw this bush in the ocean so beautiful and so magical. This was the start of something. I personally did not know how I was going to paint this. All I knew was when I am in front of the canvas, magic will flourish. This painting is my prayer to the source, it represents how our emotion flows with colors in connection to our spiritual world, and it is Peaceful, colorful, magical and alive.
Edgardo works from his garden in a quiet neighborhood above Los Angeles. It is far from his hometown barrio of El Corazon, in Guayama, Puerto Rico, but reminiscent of it. Edgardo identified himself as an artist immediately and developed his passion for art throughout his upbringing in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Being the only artist in his family and struggling to find other painters to learn from in urban Lawrence, he cultivated his talents from his own heart. His education continued at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where he received his Bachelor degree in Retail Marketing and Management. The success of his artwork, which he continued to produce on the side, allowed him to transition full-time into being an artist. Press coverage of Edgardo’s artwork and exhibitions began to occur more frequently, in media outlets such as: Telemundo, Original Living Magazine, Providence Español, Eagle Tribute Merrimack Valley, and Adelante Magazine August Issue 2016.