Pedro Gamero ( Madrid, 1961 )
Pedro Gamero lives and works in Atlanta, San Francisco (USA) and Madrid.
From an early age, he knew his passion was to use his natural skills for the fine arts. He started drawing family portraits spontaneously, receiving admiration from family and friends for creating a near perfect version of his grandfather. It was from then on that he started to autodidact drawing and painting.
At fourteen he began his training with Master Rogelio Garcia Vazquez, perfecting his oil technique. During his adolescence, he spent summers on the Costa del Sol. There he made many commissioned portraits for foreign customers. In the following years, the portrait genre had a broad development in the artistic production of Pedro Gamero. He manages to have a perfected realism of naturist styles.
In 1979 Pedro Gamero performed various works for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. In the eighties his focus enters the world of advertising, which leads to him working for some of the most innovative sector agencies such as Lintas / Wordwide, Mc. Cann Erikson, Time / BBDO, Young & Rubicam and Delvico / Bates.
During the following years he created numerous designs and campaigns as a freelance illustrator. His mastery of airbrushing led him to work as a teacher in Madrid Visual Centre (CEV) for two years, teaching this specialty.
In the same period, he was working for clients such as Coca-Cola, Gillette, Nintendo, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Mercedes or Vovo Trucks among others.
In 1993, the American specialized publication "Airbrush Action" gave him the certificate of award from the "1993 Airbrush Excellence Seventh Annual Competition" for his work in illustration and advertising design.
In 2000, already living and working in Atlanta, he moved to New York where he was selected by the gallery "Portraits.Inc." located on Park Avenue.
In 2002 he received the "Portrait Society of Atlanta.Inc" Award in the Marietta Cobb Museum.
For five years, he belonged to the group of official artists of the gallery "Portrait Brokers of America".
His work is part of Spanish and foreign private collections such as, Kim Mc. Quilken Collection, Neville Isdell Collection, Collect Robert Collection, William "Woody" Faulk Collection, Evelyn Carter Collection, Fernando Scarpa Collection, Ignacio Taboada Collection, Hergeta Jesus Maria Collection and Fernando Buades Collection of Armenteras.
Today, Pedro Gamero divides his professional work between Madrid and San Francisco.