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September 5, 2011
 

The Art of Adam Cantu

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The Art of Adam Cantu

During last month’s “Jardin del Arte” in Edinburg, Texas, visitors had the opportunity of admiring the work of Adam Cantu.   Some of Adam’s works are designed over recycled paper and the use of ink, a skill he has mastered with incredible creativity. He has a collection of post cards, like the one featured for this article, designed for fun while encouraging perspective. When I asked Adam for his business card, he asked about my favorite animal, I replied that I liked horses.  Before I knew it, even though he said this was the first time someone requested a horse,  he was drawing a horse for me on his card and after a couple of minutes, it was done. No artist had ever done something like this before, but this is Adam, he is passionate about  his work and enjoys every minute of it.

Painting from memory is not easy, especially in this case where horses are not around on a daily basis, artists like Adam have acute powers of observation, and a skill in translating memory into image.

Adam obtained his Art degree at the University of Texas Pan American and plans to open his Gallery and pursue a full time career in the Arts.

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The Art of Adam Cantu

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Tapia - Gonzales
La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Life, art and culture, poetry, prayers, travel, and camping! yes, that's my new thing. The high humidity may be responsible for the madness. Contributions and comments are always welcome .



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