Phil Garcia

About Me

Born in San Diego, I was a military brat that grew up in Southern Spain from 1981 till 1988. I lived there for six years and moved to Oxnard CA back in 1988.

Since then I've remained here in Oxnard. I was a bored child, so drawing and other arts kept me out of trouble. Here in Oxnard, I grew up Surfing Hueneme Beach. I am a local from that beach and if you surf there, then you know what I am talking about.

After school I joined the US Navy Seabees. I served proudly for 8 1/2 years and had the honor of traveling the world. I went to war back in Jan 2003 over in Iraq and came back a changed man. After war I realised that I can only control myself and not the masses. I came back scarred, motivated and best in love with my wife Angela who I married Jan 16th 2004, exactly one year after I went to war on Jan 16th 2003.

I'm extremely motivated to be the best artist that I can be. I am an award winning artist with 3 awards in 2008. "Best of Day" for Saturday and Sunday at the Arizona Skin Expo May 15-17 2008. 1st place "Best Realistic" at the Los Angeles Body Art Expo Fall 2008. As competitive as I am, I will be expecting more awards to follow. So look out for some spectacular work.

My wife and I have a boy, whom is the light of our life; he is the reason I work so hard everyday.

Phil Garcia