STATEMENT I tell my stories with the ephemeral moods of the light. My goal is to excite my viewers through an atmospheric mood and authenticity that evokes emotion and connection. I am always looking for the subtle poetry of each subject, trying to paint “adjective” not the “noun” of the scene. I take a contemporary approach to representational painting. Looking for more than the “idealized” scene, by exposing the dynamism of shapes and composition to show a more unorthodox beauty.
BIOGRAPHY Originally from rural Wisconsin, Antwan Ramar has always been inspired by nature’s beauty. Learning the art portraiture as an adolescent, Antwan put himself through art school drawing people face-to-face, where started his career as a Caricaturist.
In Southern California, he studied art in a classical atelier. His classes were rich with fundamental drawing and painting, giving him a strong appreciation for the disciplines of representationalism. While under teachers with extensive experience in their fields, his aspirations were leading him toward concept art for film and TV.
After several years of working as a professional commercial artist for companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises, Universal Studios, and Pepsi, Antwan began to oil paint on location, while hiking and traveling. Over time, he became acquainted with the wonderful Plein Air community and was inspired to begin painting full-time in 2016.
Although Antwan still does freelance work, he is primarily a painter, splitting his time between the studio and plein air works. He loves to paint during his extensive travels, but spends most of his time in sunny Florida.