Artist Manuel Avendano opens exhibition at The Signature Gallery during Art Walk on March 7

The Signature Gallery will feature one of their premier local artists for the upcoming First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. Manuel Avendano, a distinguished Mexican painter known for his captivating works, will present his latest collection, inviting collectors and art enthusiasts to experience his new plein-air paintings firsthand.

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Photos courtesy of The Signature Gallery

“Cafecito” by Avendano

Avendano has recently returned from his months-long European sabbatical with a fresh new body of his recognizably ethereal oil paintings. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of his surroundings, Avendano’s paintings transport viewers to these idyllic locations, capturing the essence of each place with his unique artistic vision. His new works feature dreamlike figures and romantic depictions of iconic landscapes from the Eiffel Tower to the beaches of Positano.

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“Morning Walk”

“I have always expressed myself through art. In my early years, drawing and painting took me into a world of my own, and I always knew my path in life would lead me to a career as an artist,” Avendano said. “Previously living in several cities throughout Mexico gave me a great source of inspiration, as well as that strong Hispanic influence. It’s the female figure that I mostly utilize to give a delicate beauty to my paintings.”

Throughout his career, Avendano has received widespread acclaim for his artistic achievements. He has been commissioned to paint key individuals throughout society and politics, including the official portraits of former Mexican Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon.

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Avendano’s painting “Adagio,” oil on canvas

The First Thursdays Art Walk in Laguna Beach is a beloved tradition that celebrates the vibrant art scene of our coastal community. The Signature Gallery looks forward to welcoming art lovers from near and far to experience the enchantment of Avendano’s new paintings. Guests can expect to enjoy live music, appetizers and refreshments, with the opportunity to meet Avendano in person and gain perspective on his artistic process.

The artist-attended reception will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m. at The Signature Gallery at 220 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach. For more information about Manuel Avendano and his artwork, visit www.thesignaturegallery.com, or call 949.376.4244.

For more information about First Thursdays Art Walk, visit www.firstthursdaysartwalk.org.


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