Originally from rural Wisconsin, Antwan Ramar has always been inspired by nature’s beauty. Growing up in a small town with an unusually culturally rich community, Antwan has always found himself surrounded and inspired by creative types. After a childhood of passionate creativity, Antwan started his career as a Caricaturist, drawing people face-to-face, attempting to capture more than just the physical traits of the individual. As he deepened his understanding of caricature and its history, he began to articulate the qualities of hyperbole and see that this pursuit is, in fact, what all great artists strive for; to reveal and exaggerate the universal truths of your subject, through your own perceptual lens. He takes those lessons with him into all of his artistic ventures. Listening to his first impressions, and working to emphasize the aesthetic poetry in nature, no matter the medium or subject.
While Antwan remains a life long student of art, early on he spent much of his academic years in southern California studying in some of the finest ateliers under teachers with extensive experience in their fields. In that time his curricular focus was on concept art and illustration, while learning a foundation of fundamentals in drawing and painting, giving him the tools to take his art in any direction.
As a freelance artist, Antwan did work with international companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises, Universal Studios, and Pepsi.
Although Antwan still does freelance work, he is primarily a painter, splitting his time between the studio and plein air works. He loves to travel and paint, but spends most of his time in sunny Orlando, Florida
Please contact Antwan for commissions and freelance projects.
Awards and Recognition
1st place - 2018 New Smyrna Beach quick-paint
1st place - 2018 St.Augustine Plein Air
Best in show - 2018 Tarpon Springs Paint Out
Artist choice award - 2018 Plein Air PalmBeach
2nd place overall – 2018 Plein Air Palm Beach, FL
Best Nocturne - 2018 Mineral Point Plein Air
Best in show – 2017 Tarpon Springs Paint Out
3rd place quick paint - 2017 Tarpon Springs Paint Out
2nd place overall - 2017 Flagler Beach Paint Out