Explore the vibrant underwater world of Fernando in his exhibition of acrylic paintings entitled “Aquatic FantaSea” at The Studio at Gulf and Pine November 1 through January 6, 2018. There will be an opening reception in conjunction with The Studio’s 10th Anniversary Celebration on November 9th, 6-8:30pm.
These musical mermaids give a glimpse into Fernando’s creative mind. Don’t miss this exhibit of decidedly romantic and whimsically playful paintings.
Fernando Alberto Soler was born in Havana Cuba in 1947. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1956 where they settled on the island of Key West. He attended public school there graduating from Key West High School in 1966. Uncle Sam called in 1967 and he was inducted into the US Coast Guard for the next four years. In 1971 he came to Sarasota and attended Ringling School of Art. Throughout his career in commercial art he has maintained a steady flow of paintings and has exhibited his work in many art centers, group and solo exhibitions in cities like Staten Island, Key West, Sarasota, and Bradenton. In 2011 and 2012 he held two solo exhibitions at Daas Gallery and Art for ACTS Gallery in the city of Fort Myers Florida. In June 2014, he held a solo exhibition at the Studio at Gulf and Pine Gallery on Anna Maria Island. Most recently he has received one honorable mention award from Art Uptown gallery and two honorable mention awards from Art Center Sarasota and he is just getting started.