Diasporal Rhythms
Wilfredo Garcia Yordanis
October 14, 2023
Artist Profile

Wilfredo Garcia Yordanis

Walfrido, Son of renowned artist Edgardo F. Garcia, was born in the Philippines in  1966. As a second generation artist, his story begins with his father/mentor. Facing  difficult times and lack of opportunity, Edgardo left his homeland to pursue a  better life for himself and his family. He and his family moved to the San Francisco  Bay Area in 1973 seeking the “American Dream”.Watching his father teach art and  paint made Walfrido eager to follow in his footsteps. By the age of 14, his father  took him under his wing and taught him all of the Old Masters secrets. By the time  he was 17, he was teaching his own art classes, hanging his art in Carmel galleries  and taking art classes full time at Ohlone Jr. college in Fremont, CA. 

In 1987, while in Hawaii, he found representation by the Livingston art gallery on  Oahu. From there his work attracted the attention of local as well as international  art buyers. His paintings eventually caught the eye of Wyland, the worlds leading environmental artist. In 1991, age 23, he was asked to join the gallery and became  the youngest artist to display his art in the Wyland gallery chain. Since then  Walfrido’s art has graced the walls of art galleries and collectors home across the  United States and abroad. Walfrido is best known for being a prominent figure  and groundbreaker in seascape art. Besides his traditional seascapes, his  trailblazing series ranges from his Koa wood collection, to his Disney  collaborations. His artwork can be found in the nation’s finest art galleries and  most recently Park West, the world’s leading art program across the seven seas. Walfrido is considered to be one of the most distinguished seascape artists today