Maria del Carmen Calvo Maria del Carmen Calvo, based out of Capistrano Beach, California, is an artist and fine art painter who has used the medium of oil paints to explore a variety of subjects that have captured her artistic soul. Subjects include images from her native Spain, Europe and the United States, her adopted country.

The outstanding artists of Spain have always had a unique, artistic viewpoint that, although rooted in tradition, defies classification as a particular school of thought. Inspired by the beauty and traditions of Northern Spain, Maria del Carmen Calvo began her artistic journey early in life. Her approach is to observe and record the tensions within the rhythms and balances of nature in both a structural and tonal sense. She has a unique instinct for mood and a solid sense of composition and design. Above all, Calvo has a distinct feeling for the dynamics of color. The result is a live and moving canvas, painted freely with vigor and strength. Ms. Calvo studied at the Academy of Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, as well as in France and the United States. She has achieved international success with both art critics and private collectors and has been the recipient of many awards.

Richard Reilly, art critic of the San Diego Union says, "Calvo's art appears to be based upon a graceful balance and an emotionally experienced atmosphere of (sometimes) restrained lyricism...Her paintings reveal a vision of renewed freshness.”

Articles Featuring Maria del carmen Calvo, her Studio, Gallery & Gardens

Western Art and Architecture "A Painterly Oasis as Concrete as the Clouds" by Lydia E. Plunk
Los Angeles Times "Brushing Up on Decor" by Kathy Bryant
Orange County Register "Maria Shows Us Her Beautiful Garden"by Cindy McNatt
Dana Point Times, "Tour Steps Into Artist's European Influenced Gardens" by Andrea Papagianis
This Week in Laguna "The Laguna Canyon Series" by Lauren Meggison
San Diego Union "Lyricism Expressed in Calvo's Art" by Richard Reilly
Visual Arts "The Gestural Art of Maria del Carmen Calvo" by Ann Lingle
Daily Pilot "Calvo's Style and Color Captures Country's Spirit" by Lauren Mendenhall
This Week in Laguna "Lyrical Inspired Canvas" by Lauren Meggison
Orange Coast Magazine "Toast of the Coast" by Lauren Mendenhall
Orange County Register "Social Set Gathers at Beckman Center to Usher in Calvo's New Exhibit" by Ellen Appel
Orange County Home "My Living Canvas" by Cindy McNatt
Coast "Doors to an Artist's Soul" by Lauri Mendenhall
Orange Coast "Socal Giverny" by Barbara Thornburg

Gallery Exhibitions and Shows

Los Feliz Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Von Grabill Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
Forest Fenn Gallery Santa Fe, NM
Bognar Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Jones Gallery La Jolla, CA
Tarbox Gallery La Jolla, CA
Northridge Art Association Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl Festival Los Angeles, CA
City Hall Los Angeles Barnesdale, CA
Municipal Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Ebell of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
San Fernando Art Association Los Angeles, CA
All California Show Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Andree Costa Mesa, CA
Laguna Beach Museum of Art Laguna Beach, CA
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
San Bernardo Museum of Art San Bernardino, CA

Beckman Center National Academies of Science

Irvine, CA