oil on canvas
Acclaimed Spanish artist Giner Bueno, born 1935 in Godella (a town along the Valencian coast) defines himself as a painter of vitality. Bueno received his passion for painting from his father, Luis Giner Vallas, who was a distinguished landscape painter backed by prestigious awards and exhibitions in important art galleries. At the age of twelve, Giner was given watercolors and oil paints so that he could join his father and his friends while they painted. “It never occurred to me to spend my time doing other activities which could take my attention away from painting,” says Bueno. Giner Bueno became an exceptional impressionist himself. His talent matured as a student at the Valencia Arts and Crafts school, and he later moved to Paris to further his training through an Education and Leisure grant. Even with his years of educational training, Bueno still says, “The school where I really learned was my home, so many of my years of training – a considerable number of them – were spent painting and even more importantly, watching someone paint.” During his earlier years, Bueno exhibited his work in leading Spanish painting contests and received numerous awards including first prize from the Moncada (Valencia) Biannual Painting Contest in 1956 and the Seville Real Maestranza de Caballeria award in 1968.