History


EDUCATION

  • B.A.  BIOLOGY
  • M.M.A. MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION
  • Ph.D   ART (COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TEACHING)


COURSES TAUGHT 

  • ART FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER
  • BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE DESIGN
  • SCULPTURE
  • BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
  • FIGURE DRAWING
  • PAINTING


COLLECTIONS

  • PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS IN THE U.S.
  • PRIVATE COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE U.S., AND
  • IN SAUDI ARABIA AND JAPAN.


LATEST EXHIBITION

  • FINALIST, HUNTING ART PRIZE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 2015


STORY OF A NAME
AT A SHOWING EARLY  IN MY CAREER  IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, I WAS SIGNING MY WORK WITH MY LAST NAME, GARCIA.  TWELVE OTHER ARTISTS WERE EXHIBITING THEIR WORK AT THE SAME TIME.  EACH PAINTING WAS GIVEN   AN  I.D.  TAG WITH THE TITLE OF THE PAINTING AND THE NAME OF THE ARTIST.  BY MISTAKE, THE I.D.  TAGS OF ANOTHER ARTIST WERE SWITCHED WITH MINE, AND WE WERE EACH GIVEN CREDIT FOR THE WORK OF THE OTHER ARTIST.  THIS HAPPENED, POSSIBLY, BECAUSE OUR LAST NAMES WERE SIMILAR.  THE TAGS WERE SOON CORRECTED, BUT A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAD ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED TO THE MIS-INFORMATION. AFTER THIS SHOW, I BEGAN  SIGNING  MY WORK WITH MY CONFIRMATION NAME, DAMIEN, BECAUSE AS FAR AS I KNEW, THERE WERE NO OTHER ARTISTS WITH THIS NAME IN THE AREA.  I HAVE BEEN USING THIS SIGNATURE NOW SINCE THE EARLY SIXTIES, AND, SO FAR, IN OTHER EXHIBITIONS, THERE HAVE BEEN NO OTHER  I.D. TAG SWITCHES.

MY Art Work

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