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Meet the Artist Colleen Gnos

Artist, Colleen Gnos, is best known on the Central Coast of California for her gold-scaled mermaids painted on surfboards or her idyllic scenes of surfers and breaking waves. Stories of her Portuguese grandfather running a tugboat out of Avila Beach, CA, diving for abalone, and training navy divers in the 1940’s contributed deeply to Colleen’s fascination with the sea. In the last few decades, Colleen has illustrated surfboards for renowned surfers and board shapers, and has shown her paintings across the USA and Italy. She has completed over 100 original painting commissions for private collectors. Colleen’s vocation as a fine artist, muralist and sculptor took seed as a preteen experimenting with acrylic and oils. In her twenties, she studied painting and drawing at UC Santa Cruz before moving to Florence, Italy for a year. There, she studied figure drawing, painting, etching, and sculpture at L‘Accademia di Belle Arti, an art school founded by Michelangelo. 
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