I grew up amidst the vibrant colors and traditions of a small pueblo outside of Morelia, Mexico. The famous artisan communities that surround my hometown exposed me to some of the world’s most amazing handcrafted creations – arts and crafts that are colorful, intricate, unique and full of local pride. As much as I enjoyed appreciating the art around me, I didn't know I could create art myself.
In the 1990’s I moved to the United States and married an American boy who I had met while he was traveling near my hometown. I spent the following years at home raising our two beautiful daughters. As fulfilling as that was I still needed an activity for myself. Going down the list of the classes offered at my local Parks and Rec center, "Painting for Adults" was what attracted me the most. So every week I would assign a couple hours to delve into this newfound hobby that soon after, became something I could not stop doing. Now, several years later, I am happily sharing it with the world.
I currently live in sunny San Diego, California. My goal is to continue to learn, to grow in my craft, striving to create artwork that speaks to the viewer.
ABOUT THE ART
I work primarily in acrylic on canvas. I enjoy painting a variety of genres, including abstracts, but I have an inclination for flowers, fruits and vegetables. The vast diversity and rich colors of Mother Nature keep me perpetually inspired. Being that my husband is a chef, there is never a shortage of peak season produce at hand. He calls me from the farmer's market, not to ask if I need ingredients for cooking but to suggest the next painting subject.
Painting is a way of preserving the ephemeral. Once set on canvas, fruits and veggies will never spoil and flowers are perpetually in bloom. My art is also a tribute to farmers. Now, more than ever, there is a need to be aware of and connected to our food sources. There is a call to understand where our food comes from, who it comes from, and how it gets to us.
The vibrancy of produce and textile markets, the discoveries of travel, and the fleeting moments of everyday life are all emotions that inspire me to create art.
The most beautiful thing about the world of art is that it can take us to another place and time where nothing has to make sense but at the same time everything is connected.
The creative spirit lives deep within each one of us. Some will never know it’s there, some will proudly showcase it, others will leave this earth wishing they would have had the courage to bring it out. I didn’t know I could paint until I gave myself the chance to try something new. I hope my paintings and my story encourage others to do the same.
"Let the blank canvas be a beacon of light"