Rick Garcia has been an artist and composer for over 25 years. Much of his work as a visual artist explores polyphony. His painting, primarily oils on wood panel, contain many layers of color, symbols and textured brush strokes in different tempo relationships. To Rick, painting, much like music, is a generative process that pulls him along. He takes cues from his materials and views his work as growing organically and directly from his tactile approach to color and texture.
Rick attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where he met and worked with the artist Trimpin for 12 years. He has received awards and grants from the Art at Work program, Museum of Arts and Culture, Washington Composers Forum, Jack Straw, and The Tacoma Art Museum.
Artist Support Program 1998