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Tony Spineto

Surf Artist

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Tony Spineto

Encinitas, California

As a native San Diego, Californian, Tony Spineto believes much of his stylistic uniqueness as an artist germinated during his sojourns to the beach. Although his artistic pathway includes study at the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach, he considers his independent acquisition of understanding art through his exploration of the masters as a major influence in his continual growth as an artist.

Inspired by the ocean, in color, form, and content, Tony focuses on creating works of art that capture the essence of the freedom and flow of the sea, both in the simplicity of tropical seascapes, to the flashback artistic renderings of the surfers of the past. Through a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors, his honest, pure style of meandering dry brush strokes mixed with a unique perspective of natural objective form brings new meaning to his subject matter.

Not limited to traditional topics that define the essence of ocean life, Tony includes works that illustrate complementary surfing scenes that illustrate calm reflections brought to life through his desire to creatively meld illusions of the open, uncomplicated views of the life of a surfer in the 1960s with the elemental freeze frame pictorials that surround the primary human element with integrity and soulful feeling.

Tony Spineto is genuinely cognizant of the fact that he creates works of art that can only minutely express the boundless and measureless nature of the ocean. Yet, he fully embraces the opportunity to freely express his vision of the magnificence of the ocean - its beauty, its strength, and man's ongoing desire to ride the waves.

Tony showcases his work in The Gallery HB, in Huntington Beach, California; The Surf Art Gallery in Cardiff, California; and The Oceanside Surf museum in Oceanside, California. He has been sought out to donate work to the Surfrider Foundation and the San Diego Baykeeper.