I really enjoy painting cats. They have really beautiful eyes and a sense of wildness in their natures I find enduring. Being a native New Mexican I wanted to paint a piece that showed cats enjoying the traditions and culture of my beautiful state! Purple cat is a NM cowboy, Green Cat is Native American selling his beautiful jewelry, Yellow Cat is Fiesta Queen (que viva!) Red Cat is enjoying beans, tortillas, and a margarita, and Blue Cat is playing mariachi music!
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of New Mexico. Growing up, I was surrounded by the paintings of both my grandfather and father. Their subjects were inevitably the churches, people, and landscapes of New Mexico. As a little girl, I spent many Saturday afternoons...
Through my work I always hope to tell a story about my personal experiences as a Hispanic woman. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of New Mexico and my family has been in northern New Mexico for over 10 generations. My work comes from my memories of growing up in a large extended family and my favorite subjects to paint are the people and traditions of northern New Mexico. Both my father and grandfather are artists, so I grew up surrounded by work. I have always loved art and have wanted to become an artist for as long as I can remember.
My primary medium is acrylic on canvas. I have also enjoyed using acrylic on wood as well. As a self-taught artist, I really fight “looking at” something when I’m painting or sketching. I...
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