Welcome To My Stories
A visual narrative of dear moments
of life and love
+ LIFE on A TABLE
+ I SEE INSIDE & OUTSIDE
+ FESTOON OF FLOWERS
+ MY LITTLE PAINTINGS
Painting enriches my life and keeps my soul alive.
It is a game between reality, imagination and creativity.
but have their own space, their own uniqueness. In giving form and mass to objects through the combination of brushstrokes and carefully balanced colors and textures, I feel that -for an instant- I can stop time.
My paintings express everyday life exalting the beauty of nature in flower arrangements, fruits, and simple kitchen appliances, retaining a fascination for colors related to my dear tropic and my passion for life and love. Art is that love that knows no dates, nor schedules when expressed. It just flows.
Me inspiration flows in me, thanks to the support, advice and friendship of my husband, but mainly because of his immense love for me.
But, I see those still lives as reminders of life’s ephemeral qualities. I paint what I love and what I am. My paintings are a visual narrative of the inside and outside of little stories of a place, and of moments of life and love; sometimes based on reality, sometimes derived from my imagination, or a combination of both. When I paint, a still life is often permeated with a fragile melancholy or a contagious happiness. They are similar feelings to those which characterized my life as a human being and as an artist.
In a still life, I see the world differently, from countless angles, each different, unique and always important. My interest is not in the objects themselves, but in using them to experiment with shape, color, and lighting. I arrange my still life so that everything locks together. Edges of objects run into each other,
I regard my still life and interior paintings as a reflection of my love for everyday objects and the beauty of the ordinary. My paintings exhibit a combination of geometric forms like tables, chairs and bowls, mixed with organic forms from flower arrangements to fruits... basically as an array of objects on a surface that sits still and doesn’t move.
I am an admirer of beauty, nature, and the enchantment of the vivid colors that embraced my youth, which awakened my interest for art as a way of expressing what I saw.
Upon arriving in New York in 1999, I decided to change my life to become an artist. For the next five years, with the unconditional support of my husband, I dedicated myself to the study of oil painting at The Art Students League of New York. Under the guidance of artist Leatrice Rose, I received knowledge, liberty and the necessary support to grow during the learning process. In Mrs. Rose’s Class Annual Exhibition of 2000, I was awarded a “Blue Dot” in recognition of my outstanding work.
In 2004, I lived in Los Angeles and painting in
Venice Beach at Martin Lubner’s studio under Mr. Lubner’s tutoring. By the summer of 2005 we moved to Alpharetta, Georgia where I opened my first studio. There, through my relationship with Heaven Blue Rose Gallery in Roswell, GA, I got involved in the local Arts and Cultural scene.
In spring of 2009 after moving to San Antonio, Texas I decided to take a hiatus from painting to read, explore and study the masters. Upon arriving in Austin in 2013, I resumed my work with six paintings for my first exhibition in five years. Since then I have also become a member of The Bunkhouse Art Gang at Wenmohs Ranch, Cypress Mill, Texas, where local artists meet every Tuesday, inside a barn studio for a day of creative art and friendship.
I was born in Cali, Colombia in 1957. During my upbringing, I became passionate about a better environment and an improved quality of life, both principles I championed while working as an Environmental Engineer, in my native city.
|2006||Limelight Gallery at Binders, Atlanta, GA|
|2006||Heaven Blue Rose Contemporary Gallery, Roswell, GA|
|2005||Heaven Blue Rose Contemporary Gallery, Roswell, GA|
|2005||Art House Gallery, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA|
|2004||Agora Gallery, Group Exhibition, SoHo, New York, NY|
|2003||Annual Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY|
|2003||Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY|
|2002||Annual Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY|
|2001||Annual Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY|
|2001||Hispanic Day Parade Annual Exhibition, New York, NY|
|2000||Annual Exhibition, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY|
|2000||Hispanic Day Parade Annual Exhibition, New York, NY|
|2017||West Austin Studio Tour at Austin Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX|
|2017||Bunkhouse Gallery Art Exhibition at Wenmohs Ranch, Cypress Mill, TX|
|2016||"POP - UP Art Show - One Day Only "- Irma Gros's Studio, Dripping Spring, TX|
|2016||"Around the Color Wheel "- Bunkhouse Group exhibit at the Old Bakery and Emporium, Austin, TX|
|2016||300 West-Show, Floors # 3, # 4, #5, 300 West 6th street, Austin, TX|
|2016||Group Exhibition, Hyde Park Grill South, Austin, TX|
|2016||Bunkhouse Gallery Art Exhibition at Wenmohs Ranch, Cypress Mill, TX|
|2015||EAST Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX|
|2015||Bunkhouse Gallery Art Exhibition at Wenmohs Ranch, Cypress Mill, TX|
|2015||Group Exhibition, Hyde Park Grill South, Austin, TX|
|2014||Solo Exhibition, Bruegger's, Westlake, Austin, TX|
|2007||60th Annual Exhibition. The Quinlan Visual Art Center, Gainesville, GA|
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