Gabriel Garcia ’20

Return to Roots: Defining Moments in Childhood

My Arts Signature Experience included a six-week intensive summer course in painting at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which challenged me technically and introduced me to the lifestyle of an art college.  When I returned to Peddie this fall, I integrated these new skills and developed my style further in Honors Studio Art, working on a new body of paintings in gouache for my senior thesis.  My goal in each piece is to create a fantastical scene rooted in childhood memories that sparks a sense of awe in the viewer. It is only through art that I can communicate these feelings to others.  My Signature Experience has been an important time of discovery and development for my art style and my future in art-making.”

My Signature Experience has been an important time of discovery and development for my art style and my future in art-making. Gabriel Garcia ’20