Victoria de Almeida
More than 7 generations of my family have lived both in Santa Fe and Galisteo, New Mexico. The women in my family have always been especially prominent. It has been the matriarchs in my family that have kept the family united and strong. In this painting I wanted to convey that strength. The painting is representative of my mother (right), sister (middle), and me (left). The women are sitting together on an Indian rug inside the protection of their adobe home. They are united as one holding hands. My mother's hair is pulled back in a chignon as women did when they reached maturity. My sister's braids are pinned up as though she is in the transition from child to woman. The youngest girl of the...
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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