A Conversation with Omar d’León

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street

An Artist Spotlight by Focus On The Masters. Omar d’León is from Managua, Nicaragua and is regarded as one of the most renowned Nicaraguan painters and poets. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Nicaragua under his mentor Rodrigo Peñalba

His early works were inspired by the cross-hatching technique of the frescoes of Pompeii.  Omar’s unique style infuses multiple layers of paint, oil, wax and scoring in a cross-hatching pattern that creates an illusion similar to pointillism.

The artist uses a knife like a paint brush, creating scores at different angles and pressure which controls the amount of light that is reflected and creates the illusion of a three-dimensional quality in his works. Omar’s love for his country and its people are reflected in sensuous fluid forms.

Today d’León’s work can be found in many collections world-wide. Join for this timely and insightful interview. To learn more about Omar, visit https://omardleon.blogspot.com/

Free to FOTM members, $15 for public; $10 for seniors.

Special invitation to educators and students: The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required.  To RSVP visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.

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