Originally from rural Wisconsin, Antwan Ramar has always been inspired by nature’s beauty. Growing up in a small town with a culturally rich community, Antwan always found himself surrounded and inspired by creative types. Antwan started his career as a Caricaturist, drawing people face-to-face, attempting to capture more than just the physical traits of the individual. As he deepened his knowledge of caricature and its history, he began to understand the qualities of hyperbole and see that this art form is, in fact, what all great artists strive for: to reveal and exaggerate the universal truths of your subject through your own perceptual lens. He takes those lessons with him into all of his artistic ventures, listening to his first impressions, and working to emphasize the aesthetic poetry in nature.
Antwan studied art in Southern California, in some of the finest ateliers under teachers with extensive experience in their fields. In that time his curricular focus was on concept art, while learning the fundamentals in drawing and painting gave him the tools to take his art in any direction. Today Antwan is a full-time painter, splitting his time between painting in his studio, teaching classes and participating in plein air events around the country. He loves to travel and paint but spends most of his time in sunny Orlando, Florida. See more about Antwan and his work on his website at http://www.antwanramar.com