This was a commissioned piece for a client who had saved her dog "Liberty" from a shelter. Saint Francis is cradling Liberty in his arms.
Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Saint Francis was born in 1182 in Assisi, Italy. He was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. He spent his youth frivolously, spending money and attending parties with nobles One day, A mysterious voice spoke to him and told him he must change his life and serve God. He walked away from his former life, rejecting all material wealth and privilege. Soon, he felt himself called to preach simplicity of living and poverty. He emphasized the importance of relying on God�s will as opposed to attaining worldly goods. Large numbers of people began following...
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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