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Antonia Fernandez is originally from Colorado and recently graduated with her BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She concentrates on realism and portraiture, spending intimate time recording their history and personality. Using oil paints she gives focus to the wrinkles in their face and puts extensive detail even in the subtlest marks, as they serve as maps of the subjects’ life. . Usually, in history only wealthy patrons could afford portraits and were designed to depict their social status, wealth, and an idealized depiction of what was thought to be beauty. Combating this historical bias, Antonia’s paintings showcase the subjects’ moral wealth and values by depicting them in a manner true to their individual character.

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