Medium: Mixed Media
Artwalk 2016 Location: Rogue Tavern Parking Lot, 2312 2nd Avenue North
Marc James Villanueva, “MJ” is a painter of contemporary mixed-media and representational abstract works on canvas or wood panel. His compositions are a fusion of color, texture and movement achieved through the application of oil/acrylic paints, crushed Pau’a seashell, recycled glass, marble, copper, paper & indigenous Hawaiian fiber.
The colorful, soothing images reveal themselves through the artist’s exploration of media and technique. Ice & Heat-fusion methods are used to create highly textured, luminescent & multi-dimensional Masterpieces.
Aquatic & the Spatial Universe are his inspiration! MJ’s latest works include the Edge & Lineation and Contemporary Geodes
Marc J. Villanueva was educated at the University of Hawai’i, receiving degrees in education and culinary arts. His training in food preparation taught him the importance of color and texture as evidenced in the delicious quality of his artwork.
With his formal education complete, Villanueva pursued a career teaching the culinary arts in Hawai’i and Atlanta public school systems. He enjoyed his time as an educator, but longed to pursue a full-time career in the creation of his own art.
Best in Show/Merit~River Arts Festival, Memphis, TN 2012
Founder’s Award~Festival on Ponce, Olmstead Park 2011
People’s Choice Award~St. James Art Festival on 4th Street 2012, 2011
Purchaser’s Award~Magic City Art Connection 2011
Best in Category~Buckhead Spring Arts Festival 2011
Purchaser’s Award~Magic City Art Connection 2010
Best of Show~Chastain Park Art Festival 2010
Best of Show~Buckhead Arts & Crafts Festival 2010
Best of Show~St. James Art Festival on 4th Street 2009
Best of Show~Atlanta Downtown Fine Art Festival 2008