Francisco Atig is best known for his vibrant paintings interpreting contemporary scenes and everyday objects including café and gallery storefronts, mid-century chairs, benches, and more, often leaning towards a figurative style without completely abandoning others. His artwork is uniquely composed with multiple applications of soft pastels, infusing our eyes with abounding color, shape, tone and temperature.
Skilled in watercolors, charcoal, and mixed media, Francisco owes his influence and inspiration to various sources. Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, he moved to the United States at the young age of 19 to pursue a higher education degree in photojournalism. Due to life circumstances and influences, Francisco would ultimately graduate with a business degree to later work as a consultant for prestigious firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco, CA where he lived and worked for 14 years.
As a self-taught artist who brings a fresh perspective and a successful business consultant; having lived in Paris, France for a brief period, as well as San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles, having traveled throughout Europe, and the Americas Francisco has developed a unique style and aesthetic in his work that organically combine and share with his audience all experiences gathered locally and abroad.
Francisco is an emerging artist who continues to provide consulting services and currently lives and paints in Santa Monica, CA
An Artist educated in Business School
Bachelors of Science in Accounting
Associate Degree in Business Administration