The Estepona City Council informs that Room 2 of the Casa de Las Tejerinas, located in the Plaza de las Flores, will host from Thursday April 27, at 6:00 p.m., a new exhibition of paintings by the captain of the navy merchant, Federico Tomás Vera.
The exhibition consists of 12 paintings of medium and large-format “International Merchant Marine School Ships”, such as the Ama Begañakoa, Balcutla, Cruz del Sur, Denmark and Polar Star, among others. It can be visited until May 10 from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with free access.
Federico Tomás Vera is from Beniaján, Murcia, and lives in Estepona. He grew up on the shores of the Mar Menor, due to the fate of his father in the Infrastructure Service of the Los Alcáceres Naval Air Base.
His first eight years were spent among the fishermen in beautiful lateen sail boats from that town, “being struck by the incomparable image of the arrival of the fishing boats, at sunset, with their glorious cotton sails billowing in the wind.” . His seafaring vocation overcame that of an architect and his destiny has been that of Captain of the Merchant Navy, Captain of a Motor and Sailing Yacht and Graduate in Applied Arts.
As a second activity, he has focused on oil painting of marine subjects, especially those of vintage ships and their port activity or in full navigation; and watercolors of archaeological reconstruction themes. He has trained at the School of Applied Arts in Algeciras, at the School of Arts and Crafts in Palma de Mallorca (classical statuary drawing, modeling and oil painting), and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (drawing of live models from life). ).
Since 1959 he has exhibited his work in cities such as Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Copenhagen, Isla Fano, Casablanca, New York, New Orleans, Estepona (“Murcia, Paisajes de Campo y Mar” 1976; Baños Árabes en Al-Ándalus, 2014; “Velas Latinas”, 2020, “Living Nature, Dead Nature” 2022), Algeciras, Alberca de las Torres (Murcia), Manilva, Madrid, Álora, San Roque, Málaga, Tarifa, Cartagena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Antequera, Granada , Almeria…
His work can be found in public and private collections, such as the School of Arts and Crafts of Palma de Mallorca, the Peña “La Seda” in Alberca de Las Torres, Murcia, the Naval Museum of Cartagena, the Brotherhood of Mariners of La Carihuela, Torremolinos , or the School of Applied Arts of Algeciras, among others.