About the Artist
Gerry Segismundo was born in the Philippines in 1962. His interest and passion in art became apparent in his earliest days of childhood where he started painting birds and landscapes in watercolor.
Stemming from the influence of talented parents and blessed by grandparents and great grandparents who are both artistically and musically inclined, he drew well from an early age and was naturally gifted.
Gerry has studied in the field of psychology, psychiatric nursing and medicine while polishing his aesthetic skills under the guidance and tutoring of distinctive, accomplished artists in the Philippines including his cousin national artist Lito Mayo, realist painter Teodorico Cumagon Jr., and famous portrait artist Henry Dizon. While working as a psychiatric nurse, he continued to further enhance his skills in Los Angeles through extensive formal training in figure painting and gesture drawing under Samuel Goffredo, impressionism and abstraction under Renee Amitai, and years of animation, digital imaging and graphic design in different colleges. He went on to develop his own unique style incorporating impressionism, expressionism, and cubism in his creations, resulting in meticulously executed fine art.
Gerry has used oils, acrylics, watercolors, pens, colored pencils, pastels and charcoals. Throughout the years, he has developed a strikingly unique style characterized by strong clean forms, light, shadows and color that creates vibrance within his rendition. His artworks display extraordinary detail while portraying his unique interpretation of the subject. Over the years, his skill and perception have evolved to the point where he is now a true master of line and color.
2004 featured artist "Wildlife Art" North Winds Gallery, Ventura
2004 featured artist "Owls and Eagles" Billy Rose Gallery at the Harbor, Ventura
2005 featured artist "Figurative Movement" Accolades Gallery, Ventura
2006 solo show "Segismundo Paintings" Gallery 33, Ventura
2006 solo show "Ventura Local Scenes" Jonathan's at Peirano's, Ventura
2006 solo show "California Missions" J's Taps Restaurant, Ventura
2006 solo show "Venura Farmers and Scenes" Ventura County Albinger Museum, Ventura
2007 featured artist "California Field Workers" Ventura Fairgrounds Ag Art, Ventura
2007 solo show "Living Motion" Fox Fine Art Gallery, Ventura
2008 featured artist "Dance and Movement" Atrium Gallery, Ventura
2008 solo show "Art of Music and Dance" HIgh Studio Art Gallery, Moorpark
2008 featured artist "Flavors of Watercolor" Festival of Flavor, Oxnard
2009 featured artist "Ventura Harvest" Riviera Bistro, Ventura
2009 featured artist "Do You Hear the Music" High Studio Art Gallery, Moorpark
2009 solo show "Rhythm and Performance" Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura
2010 solo show "People Just Have to Move" High Studio Art Gallery, Moorpark
2011 featured artist "Ventura Farmers" John Nichols Gallery, Santa Paula
2012 featured artist "Colors of Spring" Gallery at the Crowne, Ventura
2013 featured artist "It's All About Color" Proverb's Gallery, Camarillo
2013 featured artist "Colors of Autumn" Gallery at the Crowne, Ventura
2014 featured artist "Ventura Seascapes" Gallery at the Crowne, Ventura
2017 solo show "Explosion of Colors" Fox Fine Art Gallery, Ventra
2014 1st place and Overall Winner Award Paint Ventura, Quick Draw/Plein Air Competition
2014 People's Choice Award Santa Paula 77th Annual National Art Competition
2011 1st place award National Art Council Competition
2006 People's CHoice Award Ventura County Government Center Juried Show
2007 Best of the Artwalk Award Ventura Artists Union Gallery, Reception