Al Torres is a classically trained representational artist from the New York Academy of Art. He studied under Bennet Vadnais and Andrew Reiss and was a studio assistant for Sharon Sprung at the Art Student's League of New York. He has shown in New York galleries: Queens Museum of Art and Katonah Museum of Art. He presently teaches art at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte and gives lessons at his studio.
Al Torres not only paints figures, still life and landscapes, but also multi-view paintings These works present two related perspectives as one. Front view, of this type of work, shows both images as one. Moving to the right reveals one image and moving to the opposite direction reveals the second image. You can see examples and an explanation of these unique works at his web site: http://altorresart.com/Multiviewpaintings.html.
The topic for his presentation on Tuesday night, July 9th, at 7 PM at the McDowell Arts Center, is Perspective for Artists. All MAG meeting are free and open to the public. You are welcome to come to the social time at 6:30 PM to meet and talk to Mr. Torres before the presentation.