Jared Franco Biography
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I am a self taught artist, born in San Diego, CA. At just 3 years old I already knew all I wanted to be was an artist. It was rare to ever see me without a sketch pad in my hands. At 11 years old I idolized the masters like Michelangelo, Leonardo De Vinci, and Dali, who introduced me to the importance of studying anatomy. I then developed my passion for surrealism. I created a style of majestic images and story telling through my drawings.
All of this would come to a halt when I joined the Army and enlisted into the infantry. Through the constant training, lack of sleep, and 15 month deployment to Iraq, I always found time to draw. After I got back from Iraq, I discharged from the Army to pursue my dream as a full time artist.
I first chose to learn how to oil paint and immediately fell in love the second I picked up my brush and put paint to canvas. It brought my sketches to life in a way that made me never step away from my easel. Day and night I painted. To further my ability I would go to galleries to stare at each painting for hours. I would ask myself how they were created and closely study each brush stroke trying to imagine its purpose. Building my talent was all I wanted to do so that one day I could share it with the world. I wanted to create worlds that you could only imagine. Each painting isn’t just a picture but an experience.
Art… a place for your imagination, where magic is real and dreams come true!