Mario B. Simic

(American, b. 1950) 

A Renaissance Man in the truest sense of the word, Mario Simic’s passion and love of art were manifested at an early age as he grew up in his Yugoslavian motherland. His goal to become an active contributor to the world of art led him to Paris, where during intense studies, he was greatly influenced by the works of the past masters. A lifelong dream to move to the United States was realized when he traveled to California in 1970 and fell in love with the majestic Pacific coastline. First establishing residence in the San Francisco Bay area, he later settled in Carmel-by-the Sea.

As he developed his unique painting style, Simic’s focus remained on the challenge of representing form and movement through the use of color and dynamic brushstroke. His passion for the land and sea became the impetus for his electric inspiration that opened the door to a new era in artistic endeavor. Over the past quarter century, he has continued to capture the essence of nature’s awesome and timeless sculpting of the coastal landscape. From the heart of an artist, Mario Simic states, "My intention is to create harmony, balance, energy flow and to inspire. I hope that my paintings bring to the viewer good feelings, leaving room for imagination and dreams".

With his boundless energy and enthusiasm, Simic befriended and attracted other artists from around the world, as well as patrons, clients and corporate collectors. He became the focus and catalyst for the resurgence of artistic creative contribution that gave birth to Simic New Renaissance Galleries. The galleries were received by the public with great enthusiasm, and with explosive success, with one location in Carmel quickly growing to four.

Among his most recent accomplishments, Simic was honored with the silver award in a group show juried by collectors, artists, and patrons of the arts in La Jolla, California. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles and is currently listed in "Who’s Who in the World" and "Who’s Who of the Executives".

This is the man, the artist, the entrepreneur extraordinaire, the representative for the artists, the student and teacher of life. With his inspiring influence, Mario Simic has become the consummate trend-setter, affecting the course and guiding the sojourn of art on into the 21st Century.