Smugglers Cove is part of a collection of art released in honor of Father's Day 2022. A second-generation artist, Walfrido's career began with his father and mentor Edgardo F. Garcia. Watching his father teach art and paint made Walfrido eager to follow in his footsteps. By the age of 14, his father took him under his wing and taught him all of the Old Master's secrets
This special collection includes artistic collaborations by Walfrido and Edgardo, as well as original sketches by Walfrido inspired time spent painting alongside his father.
Son of Philippines renowned artist Edgardo F. Garcia, Walfrido was eager to follow in his father’s footsteps who had left his homeland to pursue a better life for himself and his family. By the age of 17, Walfrido took after his father and was teaching his own art classes and hanging his art in Carmel galleries.
While on vacation in Hawaii, he found representation on Oahu and attracted the attention of local as well as international art buyers. Walfrido’s study and perseverance eventually led to the attention of Wyland and was asked to join the gallery as the youngest artist to display his art in the Wyland gallery chain. Since then Walfrido’s art has graced the walls of art galleries and collectors homes across the United States and abroad.
His style can be described as “Romantic Luminism” in which the subject he portrays goes beyond just imitating a photograph but instead adding a sense of timeless perfection to nature. Each painting plays upon the quality of light whether it is a romantic moonlight, a brilliant sunset, the sea caves of Kauai or the awe-inspiring glow of his signature “Lavascapes“. It’s as if each canvas is alive with the brilliant light of nature coming from within. With over 40 years of painting experience behind him, Walfrido is considered to be one of the most distinguished seascape artists today.