Ana Rodriguez Huesca

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Ana Rodriguez Huesca

Aged 30

Laguna College of Art and Design

Instructor(s): Hope Railey, Scott Hess, Betty Shelton

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A Familiar View

Charcoal and Pastel on Toned Paper

60.96 x 48.26 x 0.127 cms (24 x 19 x 0 ins)

Portrait of a Blonde Model

Charcoal and Pastel on Toned Paper

30.48 x 25.4 x 0.127 cms (12 x 10 x 0 ins)

Portrait of a Brunette Model

Charcoal and Pastel on Toned Paper

40.64 x 30.48 x 0.127 cms (16 x 12 x 0 ins)


Charcoal and Pastel on Toned Paper

27.94 x 20.32 x 0.127 cms (11 x 8 x 0 ins)


Charcoal and Gouache on Toned Panel

60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms (24 x 18 x 1 ins)

My name is Ana Rodriguez Huesca, 30 years old, and gratefully attending the Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD)’s Drawing and Painting undergraduate program.


My intended goal is to learn the academic way of painting. I have two years left before completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at LCAD and I plan to make the most of this skill-building time. I wish my work to eventually be just as well-rounded and well-founded as the Old Masters’, work done deliberately and thoughtfully. It is these skills that will free me to infuse psychological depth into my artwork, with the personal intention to make them a place of inner stillness and beauty for the viewer. Another lifelong intent is to learn the traditional fine art technical knowledge, and to actively preserve it in an age where origins easily get lost.


Upon graduation, I will pursue a Master’s degree, allowing me to become a college or university professor, and to steadily produce artwork through personal direction, gallery mentorship, and commissions. My website is already set up, (take a look!), and ready for the next step in my professional life. I also plan to continue my artistic development by seeking the mentorship of contemporary classical and realist Masters.



As a first-semester junior in the Drawing and Painting program at LCAD, I see this four-year journey propelling me into a career as a dedicated representational fine artist of the highest magnitude, and most of all, propelling me into the best version of myself.



 2015 - Present  

  Laguna College of Art and Design | Laguna Beach, California  

   Fine Art: Painting and Drawing Major

   GPA: 3.98



Exhibits & Publications


Jul.2017 upcoming

Student Exhibition – LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA



  Juried Exhibition – LCAD Library, Laguna Beach, CA 



  Small Works Exhibit – LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA



  The Day Barque – artwork included in the December 22, 2015 publication  



  The Day Barque – artwork included in the July 31, 2015 publication






  Anna Stacey Lee Scholarship




  Harvey Milk Scholarship 



  Plotkin Memorial Award





  Albert Murray Fine Arts Educational Foundation Scholarship 



  Grapes for Grads Scholarship



  Laguna Beach Rotary Club Scholarship                                                                                                           


2015 to Present                                                                                                                          

  LCAD Merit Scholarship



Work Experience & Volunteer Work   


Jan.2017 – Present  

LCAD Library  | Laguna Beach, California

Library Assistant                                                                                                                       

•   Offers assistance to patrons in library navigation and item transactions. Responsible for precise organization of items, updating information on library software, and maintaining a friendly, inspiring atmosphere conductive to creativity and learning. 


Mar.2016 – Present  

  Various | Laguna Beach, California

  Drawing Tutor                                                                                                                       

•   Mentor young artists in drawing techniques emphasizing observation, simplification of shapes, value structures, and depth of field.


 Jan.2013 – Aug.2015

Ark In Time Inc.,| Oregon House, California


•   Completed a series of illustrations for well visited website. Rendered six watercolor portraits of 20th century philosophers and three larger-sized reproductions of cultural works using oil pastel and oil paint on panel.


2000 – Present

Apollo Arts | Oregon House, California

Set and Prop Designer, Make-Up Assistant

Assisted in the production of yearly theatre festivals. Designed and created props, painted sets, and assisted with make-up. Also performed and created stage set and puppets for the shadow puppet play, The Nightingale.



Other Skills 


•   Language: Fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Versant in Italian.

Computer: Basic understanding of Photoshop. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.



Additional References


Hope Railey, LCAD Chair of Fine Arts –


Jennifer Wormser – LCAD Library Manager -