Description Annunciation: Les Enfants EntendentSMILES! Smiles! Smiles!In the day, in company, smiles;In the heavy air floating, floating, buoyed up by the wind;Smiles not a cloud darkening all bright and shining;Bright smiles on the mouths of raised heads:- O who is that Spirit? that form in the light, with smiles?What shapely mass is that, stretching, reaching there past the clouds?away, in the morn, as you fly, all looking O then the unloosend ocean,Of smiles! smiles! smiles!
Juan Romagosa, Davis CA Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement My love of the Arts is nurtured by a passion for painting. I enjoy playing with oils in styles ranging from the symbolic, such as Romantic and Magic Realism, to Contemporary Realism with an edge. My predilection is Figurative allegory in thought provoking settings that evoke a sense of Classicism. I am represented by the Vacaville Art Gallery, the Arts Benicia Gallery and have been shown at various galleries in Solano County, California. I am Vice President of the Fairfield Visual Arts Association and my paintings are collected in California, Mexico, and Denmark. I am fascinated by the magic of the human figure and awed by the wonders of nature. I love illustrating the interplay of mankind and nature in my paintings, reconciling humanity to the environment, while exploring interpersonal relationships.