Refreshing Waters

Refreshing Waters
39" X 39"
Original Oil Painting

A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

 Marc Esteve was born in Alcoy (Alicante) Spain in

1971. He began his studies locally at the Escuela

de Artes y Oficios. In 1994 he left his hometown to

reside by the sea – his inspiration for achieving the

 Mediterranean light that is showcased in his works.

In 1997, Esteve attended the Universidad de Bellas

Artes in Altea (Spain). In 2001, after completing his

studies on the university level, Esteve returned to his

hometown where he now resides.

He continues to draw his inspiration from the

movement and the light of the sea, but now includes

local muses to create well-rounded, hyper-realistic

works of art.

Esteve’s work can be found in national and private collections in locales such as Spain,

England, Portugal and Russia. His work is also a part of the Royal collection at the palace

in Saudi Arabia. Esteve has participated in many collective exhibitions in his native


Art critic, Horacio Obaya, writes about Esteve’s work, “In truth, his is stupendous work

that reflects the action of the sea - being stopped in the humility of a stone, of a puddle or

a reflection in the coast. The process of hyper-realism is surpassed, by finding a special

light that transcends the real thing to endow to the work of an image that itself does not

remain in its simple transmission to the cloth if not that