M. Vega, 1950 - 2008
Born in New York City, Vega grew up in Harlem and South Bronx where he experienced the rich and colorful Hispanic/Puerto Rican culture that later influenced his unique style of painting. Spending his High School years in California, he continued to excel in art and was recruited while still in High School by Walt Disney Studios. His artistic talents flourished at Disney where he mastered oil and acrylic on canvas and glass.
Traveling extensively in Europe and the Mediterranean, he was inspired by impressionist artists, to include Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Pissarro and Matisse. Vega’s post-impressionism style is mingled with vivid imagery of self-expressed creativity and raw, organic talent. He was undoubtedly a very prolific artist who painted what he felt. His impression of life, his impression of the heavenly creation and his impression of people are seen in every brush stroke.
His work has been shown in numerous galleries, one-man shows, and various cultural events. Diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Vega died at the early age of fifty-eight. Leaving a legacy of capturing God’s amazing and beautiful creativity on canvas, his gift continues to captivate, enthrall and mesmerize.
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