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Pedro Fuller
Camden, NJ
Painting, Drawing

Artwork Details

Pastel on Paper
40" x 60"

Pedro Fuller was born in Nicaragua and immigrated to the United States in his teens, escaping from his war-torn homeland to a new life where he brought along his love for painting, nurtured at the School of Fine Arts in Managua.  He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and received a degree in painting.  Thereafter, he worked as a custodian at the Garden State Park racetrack and Campbell Soup Co. before joining the maintenance staff at Rutgers-Camden.  All the while he was pushing a broom or wielding a mop, Fuller was painting hundreds of canvases with the bold lines and intense colors that have caught the eye of collectors and gallery owners.

Fuller creates surreal oil paintings and abstract pastel works on paper.  His paintings are filled with the tropical colors that he says flow in his veins.  Intense cadmium red, glowing yellow, deep olive green and ultramarine blue add brilliant intensity to paintings inspired by music, politics, and spirituality.  Fuller's paintings bluntly address social issues like abortion, and also celebrate his Catholic faith and the power of music.  Of his work he states, “I try to put all my heart into my paintings.  Everything comes from my heart… I am coming from what I know as well as moving towards the unknown.  Painting leads me to a new place where I am reborn on the canvas.”

Fuller manages to juggle his career painting, his full-time work, and his family, while teaching his painting skills to students and encouraging other artists.  He founded Arte Alegre (Happy Art), a group of Latino artists who meet and share their work.  Fuller challenges his fellow artists to push themselves to a higher level.  He has exhibited in many group exhibitions including the Camden County Library's Hopkins House Gallery in Haddon Township, the Markeim Art Center, and the Rehobeth Art Association in Maryland.