Sergio Lopez's 'Painted Roses' series overlays damask floral prints onto the female body, itself often doubled and overlaid in multiple exposures upon itself. The results are a lovely delicate take on the traditional female nude. Lopez, born in 1983, is a graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco. The Golden Age illustrators, Bravura painters, contemporary artists, concept designers, graffiti writers, and photographers have been some of his strongest influences in his pursuit of painting. He continues to study by visiting museums and observing the Great Masters, which he strives to learn lessons of beauty from.