Edgardo F. Garcia was born in the Philippines. He received his B.S. degree in Education from Manuel L. Quezon University. In 1969 Garcia moved to California, eventually settling in the San Francisco bay area.

His first love was always painting. Largely self-taught, increditably he became an art instructor. Often reminiscent of the old masters, his artworks became noted for their great versatility of subjects - seascapes, landscapes, still lifes, florals, rainforests, skyscapes, marine life, wildlife and portraits.

After moving to Hawaii, he quickly won wide acclaim as one of the island's foremost artists. His son Walfrido, a former student, is also internationally collected and also specializes in marine art. Garcia's other two sons, Gerardo and Edgardo, II, are also painters.

In 1995, Garcia's world-class reputation was further enhanced when, for the first time, he made his paintings available In limited edition prints where they. were premiered at the New York Artexpo.
He searches for the spirit of the sea and the soul of the sky. He is inspired by the myths and the legends of the Tropics... by the lure and the call of Bali Ha'i.

A true world-class artist, his captivating seascapes exhibit a technique perfected to capture the ocean in motion. From his brush flows the strokes of genius, mystical in passion and bliss, as they enshrine the canvas with heavenly choruses of color.

In his artworks one notes the enchanted splendor his of the South Seas alive in a glory that is as radiant the that as it is timeless. For his paintings become his cherished realms of 'cosmic grace and celebration, beckoning you to the eternal beauty of his vision of what lies beyond paradise.