Arturo Samaniego is a Mexican-American contemporary visual artist. His technique infuses creativity and inspiration with a high level of craftsmanship. The Sea is a recurring theme in his recent paintings for its “metaphorical representation of life itself”. Samaniego combines the beauty of the human form with the emotion-evoking quality of gesture. The figure is executed in the classical, old master style, symbolizing the objective. His work is currently displayed in galleries across the United States, including the Mary Martin Gallery of Naples, FL and in Charleston, SC. In 2011, he was awarded the Best in Show at the 49th Founders Juried Awards from The Naples Art Association. His artwork has been featured in prestigious publications such as International Artist Magazine, Juxtapoze and Manifest Gallery. He has presented solo and group shows in New York, Miami, and Austin, among others.