Rachel Willis - News Intern
San Marcos has a rich river culture and few artist capture the river’s local life and nit-and-grit as well as Rene Perez.
Perez is not a local by birth, he moved to San Marcos at the age of 10. He is also not a lifelong artist. His artistic aspirations began nine years ago, tied to the birth of his son, Santiago. Perez picked up a paintbrush for the first time to paint the gold rays that radiate from the mural of the sun in his son’s bedroom.