Lionel P. Sanchez, CWS, MWS, FWS
I was a kid when my older brother would draw for me. I was fascinated with what he could do with a pencil and my fascination grew into a passion. My passion for drawing and painting drives who I am as an artist and how I view the world around us. My life experiences and challenges are evidenced in my paintings. For over 30 years I was a draftsman and project manager. Now that I'm retired, I'm a full-time artist and teach watercolor workshops throughout Florida.
My mediums are graphite, acrylic, pen and ink, and watercolor with watercolor as my primary medium. I prefer to paint en plein air with photography (and, of course, imagination) as studio reference. Employing the elements and principles of design, I strive for good composition. When viewing my work, you will see sketches with the utilization of abstract shapes. This is the process of my work. My goal is to spark an interest in my art, perhaps the same sense of the wonderment that I feel when I complete what I deem to be a successful piece.
I am always eager to share and discuss my paintings with others in hopes that each piece will elicit an emotional response and a desire to investigate the painting further. An emotional connection opens a dialogue between artist and viewer.