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Sergio Lopez was born in 1983 in Sonoma County, California. He received his BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Upon discovering oil paint and charcoal, he began filling sketchbooks rapidly, with real life observations and imagined ones alike.
Lopez credits contemporary artists in graffiti and photography as influences, but he most admires Golden Age illustrators and Bravura painters. He continues his study of the Old Masters with frequent museum visits.
There is no better way to discover the truth and essence of a scene than by standing before it and studying it carefully, according to Lopez. When he discovers a new vista, he enjoys setting up his easel on the spot. He uses various materials: oil and gouache, canvas to acrylic on newsprint and so forth.