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Paco Leal is a self taught, portrait artist who works with oil paints, on canvas.
Born in Guadalajara, México, in 1964, he began drawing at a very young age. His formal education was in Industrial Design at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Upon graduation however, he followed his heart and began working full time painting portraits.
Paco starts a portrait using a photograph as reference, thus avoiding the need to have the client pose for hours or even several sessions. Some clients have sent photographs by e-mail and that works well when the photographs are of excellent quality.
Some of the persons that have portraits made by Paco Leal are the actor Clint Eastwood, the Singer and actor Vicente Fernández, and recently he received congratulations and very good comments from Salma Hayek and Julio Cesar Chavez for the portraits he did of them.
If he is working exclusively on one portrait, it takes 3 to 4 weeks to finish. While Paco specializes in portraits, he is equally qualified with landscapes, animals, etc. so feel free to ask for special requests, You can contact him by sending a message through Fine Art America or to email@example.com