I really felt happy when I painted this. I was sketching one night watching tv and started drawing a flower. One turned into two and then I drew a whole tree. I started thinking about how women are so amazing. How life springs from our bodies. I wanted the girl to look very peaceful resting on a mound of grass. When my sister Rebecca saw this piece she pointed out that the mound looked like a pregnant belly! I love it!
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 sitting in a chair beside my dad's easel...
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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