MONTILOR, Alfredo Navaro

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Alfredo Navarro, know in the art world as Navarro Montllor, was born on the eastern coast of Spain in Alcoy, Alicante, in 1965.

Initially inspired by his father, Navarro attended the art school of Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes at a young age. He continued his education in Valencia where he received a degree in economics from the Valencia University as well as an art degree from Circulo de Bellas Artes.

Navarro then returned to Alcoy to paint and was apprenticed to the painter and teacher Selles. Also a painter, Navarro's father taught his son the techniques of oil painting. At the age of 19, Navarro began painting professionally and in 1986 was awarded first place in an art exhibition sponsored by the Government Delegate of Galicia in Galicia, Spain.

Navarro considers his technique somewhere between Realism and Hyperrealism. His work is inspired by the artists Velazquez, Picasso and Greco. Navarro respects Velazquez for the artist's ability to capture the soul of a person in a portrait and the colors and atmosphere used to create the paintings. Picasso and Greco are admired for their bold creativity and expressive colors. This creativity, expressive colors and atmosphere can be found in Navarro's striking sunsets, sweeping seas and foaming waves. Inspired by the vastness of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Navarro paints seascapes full of movement and waves crashing as well as more tranquil seascapes of sunsets and rolling waves.

Well-known in Spain, Navarro’s reputation is growing quickly here in the UK. This is the perfect time to acquire one of his original seascapes.