ABRAHAM C. GARCIA
Phone: (301) 770-5015
QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIALIZATIONS
All Fine Arts - Design, Paintings, Murals, Oil and Pastel Portraits, Retouching, Fine Art Restoration and Conservation, Fantasy and Faux Finish, Specializing in decorating Children’s Bedrooms, Teaching, Airbrush Technique, Designs on Vehicles.
EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• "The Duality Show" - Arts Club of Washington, Washington D.C.
• Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition - The Latino Art League (TLAL) of Greater Washington D.C., Gaithersburg, Maryland
Group Member Exhibition
August - October 2016
• "Intro" - Member Exhibition - The Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Maryland
• Pepco Edison Art Exhibit - Rockville Art League Members Show, Pepco Edison Gallery, Washington D.C.
• Brookside Gardens Show - Rockville Art League, Wheaton, Maryland
• Rockville Art League Members Spring Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, Maryland
• Thomas Farm Community Center, Derwood, Maryland
Dec 2013 – April 2014
• Capital Arts Network, Rockville, Maryland
• Organization: Koubek Center, University of Miami, Fla.
Offices held: Professor of Airbrush Technique
Activities: Teaching, and painting Portraits & Murals on wall of University of Miami Pool.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OR AWARDS
• Professor of Airbrush Technique at University of Miami
• Oil portraits for the Univ. of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
• Painted murals in Olympic size pool at University of Miami
• First place prize in a National art competition for custom-made cars in Miami, Florida
• Commissioned to paint oil portraits of Congresswomen Alicia Casanova, Jean Austin and Congressman Richard Stone
• Painted portrait of President Jimmy Carter
• Second place prize in a national ceramics competition in Peru
FINE ARTS PROJECTS
• Wall murals in restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, & Washington D.C.
• Exterior and interior murals on buildings, residences, etc.
• Fine Art designs on custom cars & boats in Miami, Fla.
• All genres of paintings including landscapes, portraits, still life.
Fine Art Designer & Creator. Freelance Artist with recent projects for Restaurants & Photo Restoration for University of Miami. Current mural work for various restaurants.
Professor of Airbrush Technique Koubek Center at University of Miami along with murals for the University pool and portraits for the Hall of Fame. Concurrent with freelance work.
Fine Art Designer & Creator. Freelance Artist. Worked with E. Ellen Becker, Master of Photography for eleven years: from 1984-1995.
School: Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú in Lima, Peru.
Major: Fine Arts-painting & engraving
School: National Polytechnic Jose Pardo in Lima, Peru.
Major: Fine Arts-sculpture & ceramics
Degree: Graduate of Ceramics & Sculpture
LIST OF COMMISIONED WORKS LOCATIONS
RESTAURANT / LOCATION
Villa Maya Rockville, Md.
Cristina’s Wheaton, Md.
Sol Azteca Olney, Md.
Positano Bethesda, Md.
La Panetteria Bethesda, Md.
Sol Y Mar Bethesda, Md.
Chef Theo's Rockville, Md.
Il Pizzico Tratoria Rockville, Md.
Paisanos Rockville, Md.
Sam's Café Rockville, Md.
Cuban Corner Deli Rockville, Md.
Grand Marquis Cafe Rockville, Md.
Guapos Gaithersburg, Md.
Atlantic Seafood Gaithersburg, Md.
The Nibbler Gaithersburg, Md.
Ramino's Gaithersburg, Md.
La Gondola Olney, Md.
Chapala Silver Spring, Md.
El Aguila Silver Spring, Md.
El Gavilan Silver Spring, Md.
El Majahual Silver Spring, Md.
El Boqueron Wheaton, Md.
La Granja De Oro 2 Langley Park, Md.
Cuzco 2 Langley Park, Md.
Pollo Casero Langley Park, Md.
El Gavilan Langley Park, Md.
La Granja De Oro 1 Washington D.C.
La Lomita Washington D.C.
La Lomitas 2 Washington D.C.
Paradiso Springfield, Va.
Port Italy Springfield, Va.
El Tropico Springfield, Va.
El Puerto Alexandria, Va.
Costa Del Sol Alexandria, Va.
Santa Rosa Sea Food Alexandria, Va.
Cuzco 1 Falls Church, Va.
Blanca's 2 Falls Church, Va.
El Pollo Campero Falls Church, Va.
Italian Café Falls Church, Va.
El Majahual 2 Falls Church, Va.
Blanca's Arlington, Va.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
2010 - present
2010 - present