Eddie says, “Realistic representation has been a key element in my artistic career in both my personal artwork and my life as an art teacher. ..When it comes to teaching I can talk for hours about how rewarding it has been to me. On one hand you have all the knowledge that you gain from research and your students, and on the other hand, the great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when you see your student’s progress.
It is exciting to mention that my artwork will take an 180 degree turn, moving from traditional art to modern. I find myself being a kid once again working on a small scale and being surrounded by different materials such as plexiglass, led lights, cardboard, motors, silicone molds, stencils, foam-core, and wood. In what I call “ the cave” ( a second studio) exploring and experimenting is a daily practice, which will allow for better expression of my life’s experiences, thoughts about the world around me, and better representation of hundreds upon hundreds of sketches that I have saved for years... It amazes me how life takes your art places that you would have never imagined based on your experiences, inspirations, and influences.
Norwalk artist, Eddie Niño, will do an interactive portfolio and materials presentation at our June 6, 2019 meeting at Roger Ludlowe Middle School. He will also show some techniques he used in some of his drawings. This event is open to the public. Refreshments included.
Eddie spent over 15 years as an apprentice of a noted Brooklyn art teacher and intensive full time study at the Grand Central Academy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Copying Program, and the Art Student’s League. He then became a serious fine artist and art teacher. He has taught at many area art centers and been a judge at art shows. Currently, he has his own art school in Norwalk, as indicated in the above video.
Eddie has been featured in local newspapers and he has been published in the book: Classical Life Drawing Studio by Sterling Publishing Co. He created fiberglass sculptures for the Stamford Downtown Special Services District several times. His artwork is found in private art collections and has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, New Jersey and CT.