"Documenting the poetry in life"

Fariad S. Ali FARIAD"Documenting the poetry in life"

"Documenting the poetry in life"

Fariad`s passion for painting began when he was a young boy. He hosted his first exhibition with 36 paintings when he was just 12 years old, and he hasn`t put the brush down since. He grew up painting the beaches, people and rainforests of his home, the Caribbean island of Trinidad. This established the foundation for Fariad to develop his skills as an artist. Fariad left Trinidad when he was awarded an art scholarship to Syracuse University in New York. After two years, he dropped out and bounced around to different schools while constantly honing his craft. His greatest education came from painting on the streets of Los Angeles. Fariad sold his "Wildland Images" to everybody he met—the rich, the poor and the indifferent. He feels privileged to have made a living as an artist and has won numerous accolades for his work. Fariad now spends most of his time at the Parrish Pioneer Ranch in the San Bernardino Mountains of California. He paints the people, the places and the things he sees in Oak Glen, Calif., where his gallery is located. Artist Statement: "I have been documenting this poetry in life for some 40 years now. I currently live in the United States, and my paintings have expanded beyond wildlife to include landscapes and Western art. I try to expose the image with deliberate and rhythmic brushwork and a mesh of thick and thin paint to try and capture the life and feeling of what I am looking at."

Formal Training
The Streets in LA
1985 – 1987 California State University, Los Angeles CA, Commercial Art Major,
1983 – 1985 Pasadena City College, Pasadena CA, Commercial Art Major,
1978 – 1979 Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, Fine Art Major,
1978 Onondaga Community College, Onondaga NY, Fine Art Major,
1977 – 1978 Seminars, The Asa Wright Nature Center, Trinidad West Indies, Fine Art Major,

Summary of Major Exhibitions
2014 Pasadena Museum of History , Contemporary Masters IV Show
2014 and 2013 Redlands Spring Art Festival
2013 Oil Painters of America, Western Regionals, South Wind Gallery, Topeka, Kansas
2011, 1999,1998 & 1997 San Dimas Festival Of Western Arts, San Dimas, CA
2011, 2010 Southwest Art Festival, Indio, CA
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 San Bernardino County Sherriff`s Rodeo Artist
2010 Oil Painter`s of America Western Regionals, Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, WY
2010 Howard/Mandville Gallery, WA, Small Works Show
2010 California Art Club, Surf`s Up California Coast April - August 2010
2009 California Art Club, Precious Gifts, Dec. -April 2010, Pasadena, CA
2009 Oil Painter`s of America – Western Regionals Bronze Medal, Howard/Mandville Gallery, WA
2007 - 2008 Peppertree Art Show, Santa Ynez, CA
2008, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001, Norco Art Show "Art of the American West"
2000 Pacific Rim Art Expo, Seattle WA
2000 San Bernardino County Museum Wildlife Art Festival, Redlands, CA
1999 Art For Wildlife Auction, Jockey Club, Beverly Hills, CA
1999, 2000 The Glendora Art & Wine Festival
1999 Wildlife Waystation Safari Brunch,
1999 Safari Club, Reno NV
1997 Borders – Lecture, Show & Demonstration, Montclair CA
1996 Barnes and Noble – Lecture & Show, Rancho Cucamonga CA
1996 The Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena CA
1996 Martine Colette`s 2nd Annual Wildlife Waystation Art Festival
1995 Back Door Gallery, Laguna CA
1995-1996 Richard`s, Glendora CA
1994-1995 Gallery Rodeo, Lake Arrowhead CA
1978 Nature`s Images at the Holiday Inn, sponsored by Berger Paints, Trinidad West Indies
1977 Wildlife Exhibit, Rosemary`s Pancake House, Trinidad West Indies
1976 – 1979 Joint exhibitions as a member of the Trinidad Art Society, Trinidad West Indies

Special Recognition/Awards
2013-2014 Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Artist of the Year
2013 and 2012 Plein Air Painting Competion, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Judges Choice
2013 A. K. Smiley Library acquired "Smiley Library" painting for their permanent collection
2013 Art Alliance of Idyllwild's Judged Members Show, 1st Place – Judges Choice Award
2013 Eye of the Artist Judged Art Show & Fundraiser: Theme "Sensuality", 1st Place Representational Division
2011 Plein Air Painting Competion, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, both Artist Choice and Peoples Choice Awards
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Oil painting for San Bernardino County Sherriff`s Rodeo poster, billboards and other advertising
2010 First Place – Judges Choice,12th Annual Members Juried Show, Art Alliance of Idyllwild
2010 Lake Arrowhead Art Festival, Lake Arrowhead, CA, Second Place
2009 Oil Painter`s of America – Western Regionals Bronze Medal (Third Place)
2009 California Art Club, Award of Excellence
2008 First, Third and Fifth Place, Norco 12th Annual Western Art Show
2007 Best in Show & two Platinum Sponsor`s Choice Award, Norco 11th Annual Western Art Show
2003 - 2006 seven Oil Paintings published on western book covers by Avon-Harper Collins Pub., New York
2001 First Place & Platinum Sponsor`s Choice Award, Norco 5th Annual Western Art Show
2001 City of Glendora Farmers Market Historic Orange Crate Label
2001, 2002, 2003 Norco 5th, 6th, & 7th Annual Western Art Shows, CA
1999 & 2000 Canadian Wildlife Conservation Stamp
1996 Martine Colette`s 2nd Annual Wildlife Waystation Art Festival Poster
All the people who bought my work in the streets
1979 Scholarship to the renowned Syracuse University in New York, personally by Dean Freundlich,
1974 – 1976 Honor Awards in 3 major british exams in London and Cambridge with distinctions in Art
1970 – 1976 "Highest Achievement Award for Art" at St. Anthony's College
1970 – 1976 6 national Berger Paint Exhibitions, Trinidad West Indies, Finished 1st and/or within top ten

Present - Wildland Images Gallery, Oak Glen, CA
2003 – Present Avon-Harper Collins Publishers, New York City, NY
2001 Galleria of Precoius Memories, Upland CA
1997 – Present Wildland Images, Glendora & Oak GlenCA,
1996-1997 Golden Spirit Publishing, Simi Valley CA,
1995 AMS Records – 'Feline Rapture` for rock group Artica – debut album,
1994 John Prill – 'Wolf Mountain` for Aveda Corporation

Reps and Galleries
Wildland Images Gallery 38561 Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen CA 92399 • 909-790-5632
Spruce Moose, 54225 North Circle Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549 • 951-659-5556

Previously Represented by
Main Street Gallery Attn: Dale O`Leary, Ph:435-656-8838, Saint George, Utah 84770
Mariposa Fine Art Gallery- St. George, Utah - Ph. 435-628-1855 www.mariposafineart.com
• Brennen Galleries - Palm Desert • Trailside Americana Carmel-by-the-Sea
Seaside Gallery 580 Cypress street, N-4, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 • 805-773-8057
Raven's Nest, 35153 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa,, CA
Richard`s Custon Framing Gallery, Route 66, Glendora, CA Ph:626-335-0115
THE COLONY at LOFT204 532, West First Street Unit 204, Claremont CA 91711 info@loft204.com.

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