miguel camarero suances

As a seaman and painter, Miguel Camarero Suanzes started his apprenticeship at the school of arts and crafts in La Coruña at the beginning of the sixties, his first tutor being the watercolour painter Mariano García Patiño.

His career at sea made him travel from the level of an ordinary seaman to that of a captain, and also as a fisherman in Newfoundland, Greenland and South Africa. He sailed practically all the oceans during 17 years, and was always accompanied by his watercolours and sketchbooks, collecting images, feelings and memories of the sea, land and people.

He 'sighted land' and worked as a pilot in ports around Spanish Finisterre, and as a voluntary captain on the lifeboats of the 'Real Sociedad Española de Salvamento de Náufragos'. His work here coincided with that of the watercolour painter Salvador Gutierrez de La Concha who was also a seaman and then became his pupil. After 9 years working in these ports he moved to the Mediterranean coast, working as a pilot where he continued to paint, influenced by the light and climate of this sea.

In 1973 he began exhibiting and did so regularly from 1984, showing his work in places such as La Coruña, Madrid, Barcelona, Tarragona, Pamplona, Oviedo, Santander, Vigo, Chichester, Luxemburg, Mamer.

He has works at the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes 'Nuestra Señora del Rosario', Instituto Social de la Marina, Universidad de La Coruña, Autoridad Portuaria de La Coruña, and in a good number of public and private collections.

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