We recently started working with Ernest Regua, and wanted to give you a taste of his work (click on the images below for a larger view). Stop by the gallery some time to see his pieces in person – it’s always hard to appreciate the emotion and texture of paintings online.
Ernest is a native Californian and received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. He explores the dichotomy between the man-made environment and nature in his paintings of compelling color, minimal forms and compositional interplay. In a labor-intensive process of distillation, his canvas and wood panel surfaces defy the eye that requires a prolonged view to contemplate. Ernest has exhibited throughout California and nationally as well. We’re excited to have his work at New Coast!