France Garrido is best known for her highly detailed and intricate mixed media/collage works that exemplify the Visionary & Surrealist genre. Incorporating sacred geometry, specifically the circle in the square, she developed a visual language utilizing mixed media. Creating art works that manipulate original, appropriated and hand created images as well as objects and materials. Enticing the viewer to enter into a world where dreams, nature and spirit are joined. France Garrido was born in NYC, NY. Her work has been exhibited in NYC, nationally, & in Beijing at the UN Conference on Women. In 2009 she was selected for inclusion in ‘Lexicon der Phantastischen Kunstler’, authored by Gerhard Habarta, internationally known historian on Surreal, Visionary, Symbolic & Fantastic Art and was also selected for the ‘Top 10 Women in the Arts’, ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Initially inspired by B/W silhouetted drawings she began with pen & ink. Naturally progressing into acrylic paint she then began her exploration into mixed media with the endless possibilities and experimentation of texture, materials & mediums. There have been great influences in her life that have inspired artistic growth. Nature and Spirit is key to that growth