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Juan Santos Garanton was born in Caracas, Venezuela

He started his formal Education at “Escuela de Artes Plasticas Cristobal Rojas”.

He moved to States and studied at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he earned an Associate of Science Degree in Advertising Design in 1982.

His experience include more than 25 years working as a Graphic Designer until he becoming a Production Director for local Advertising Agencies in the Tampa Bay area.

The turning point in his career came in 2001 when he returned to his first love, fine arts and watercolors, his work captures the beauty of Saint Petersburg and Tampa Bay area.

His work has been showcased in many galleries and display in public venues and private collections all over the world and had share his artwork at the Saturday Morning Market for the last 19 years until the pandemic last year.

His paintings of landmarks, sea and landscapes depict a colorful lifestyle for the community and visitors from all over.

“ The images that attract me and constitute the integrity of my work are those which are linked to the people in the community and it's surrounding landmarks. That’s what I try to convey in my work: their simplicity, their direct contact with nature and history, the peculiar architecture, attractive and full of color and the fauna and flora. I use many mediums, with a very personal technique, achieved through time, self-learning and lots of practice…”

~Juan Santos Garanton

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