Anthony A. González, a native of San Antonio, Texas has been painting professionally for 30+ years. He currently lives north of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. His paintings extend across many traditional subjects in landscape, still life, portraiture and figurative, but his passion and specialty is in the exploration of the various subtleties of the feminine figure. Through the inspired use of form, color and costume he hopes to convey a level of feeling or emotional experience that will connect with the viewer. Much of his work centers on the subtle attributes of the feminine mystique. The paintings are meant to lead the viewer to experiences that are moments suspended in time. These eternal moments touch on the endless expressions of the female. Gonzalez says, “Each model has a uniqueness of her own and with the use of form and color my goal is to capture her expression and attitude and convey that to the viewer. Their expressions and attitudes present me with endless creative possibilities.”
Gonzalez attended The Art Institute at McNay in San Antonio, Texas, Academia Atrium in Madrid, Spain, and has taken numerous workshops with nationally known artists. Anthony takes every opportunity to expand and develop his skills and personal style. He continues to pursue these goals through the mediums of oil, watercolor and charcoal for his works. He draws and paints from life often to continually perfect his skills. Most of his signature style is self-developed.
Gonzalez was commissioned to paint portraits of San Antonio mayors, Howard Peak and Nelson Wolff. He is featured in the Best of Portrait Paintings, published by North Light Book, featured in the December 2011 and 2012 issue of American Art Collector Magazine and in the November 2014 issue of Visual Language Contemporary Fine Art Magazine. Furthermore, he has been honored with awards and has shown his work nationally and internationally. His works are in collections in the United States, England, Europe, and Mexico.
Anthony also shares his knowledge and skills with other aspiring artists and students by conducting demonstrations and workshops in oil, drawing and watercolor.