This is a painting I did of my Savannah. I named her after the most beautiful city I have ever been too, Savannah Georgia. I had wanted a dog for a long time but wanted to make sure to find the right one for our family. I saw a bichon frise on television and started researching them. I find out that they have a "big dog personality" in a little dog body. I found Savannah from a breeder just outside of Tucson. She is half poodle and half bichon frise. She has been the most patient, loving, beautiful dog I have ever had. She is one of the loves of my life!
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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