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Eric Matranga

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This scene is a newer revision of Spring Shadows. As Monet would frequently work in series, I have several scenes that I have depicted many times.

The Magic of Spring

Etsy Offerings

I have donated 50 pieces to the mother of my young grandson to establish an online business venture and use the proceeds to help support him. Once her Etsy page is up I will put a link here. These are all 16"x20" works and are offered at the introductory price of $350 each.


Eric Matranga 
I have been drawing and painting since early childhood. I received a BA in art but spent my working years as a professional geographer. I now find myself disabled, but with plenty of time to produce art. When I draw and paint, the pain falls away and I am present in the piece. When I started working more regularly at drawing and painting, I realized I was still using the traditional palette of color. As I started adding more of the vivid, acid pigments available, I began to use those pigments in their full intensity. I had been relying on white blended with the traditional color palette in a quite high-key manner. I find I am getting much more pop to the finished work with the full intensity pigments.


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Phoenix, AZ
United States


Recent Work I have spent the last couple years trying to stabilize the decline in my physical condition. Degenerative back and spine problems leave me incapacitated for long periods, particularly when the weather is cold. Art keeps me alive and helps diminish the pain.
Large Work Some of my more recent effort on a larger scale.
Drawings I started doing a lot of drawing again when I went onto the disability retirement. Drawing and painting are the only daily activities that don't cause pain.
2018 Shows and Exhibitions Lots of activities opening up for the Autumn. This page will track the shows and work exhibited. I did participate in a plein air paint out and did receive a cash award and several works including mine were exhibited in the Northern California Museum of Art in Chico.
Archive Older work that have been sold or gifted and are no longer available.
2021 I finally got around to updating my work on this website and have bailed out of Northern California. That time spent was not a very pleasant experience but did provide plenty of motivation to leave considerable baggage behind and MOVE ON.
"5 5 5 Special" 2021 Summer Online Show I had one piece selected for this online show in the summer of 2021. The gallery is the Light Space &Time Online Art Gallery and the work received a Special Mention Award.
November 2021 Nature Exhibition Two of five pieces submitted to the Light Space and Time Gallery "Nature" Exhibition selected and received Special Recognition awards. Light Space &Time Online Art Gallery - Home Page (
December 2021Trees and Fields Exhibition It was a very Merry Christmas, I received notification of acceptance to another exhibition and Honorable Mention Award for my piece "Redwood Glade".
Inspired by Vincent Exhibition 2022 My work "October Sky" was selected for inclusion in the "Inspired by Vincent" Exhibition at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The exhibit will be on display in Bob's Spot Gallery at the Herberger Theater from February 4th through the 27th of 2022. I will post pictures of the show following the opening.


It has been quite some time since I updated this material. .

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