I was born in Santiago, Chile, and came to the United States with my parents at the age of 12.
“Growing up I was continually exposed to art. My grandfather, on my mother’s side, was an amazing artist, and her brother is one of the best impressionists and portrait artists I have ever seen. My father was the director of production for a major advertising company were I loved going and watch everyone work and design. I learned many fundamentals about art even before I knew what they really meant.
“All of that was left behind when I came to the U.S. My life took a different turn although I continued to love art and everything related to it. Things here were different and people thought differently, so I graduated with a business major and a bachelor’s degree in psychology by the age of 24.
“At 26 I was at the top of my carrier, but this was short lived due to a severe automobile accident. After a few years of working at getting my life and body back together I reunited with my love for art by resuming the few classes I had remaining to graduate with a bachelor‘s degree in fine art and began my true destiny in life.
“My art forms are expressed in many medias. I like to change and expand, always growing and learning new things. Those who know me know that I will always have something different and unique as a result of my desire to create.
“I guess I see art and beauty in everything, just like I believe that everyone is an artist, because if you can express an idea in any form that makes you an artist. That is what art is: the ability to express an idea or feeling on paper, canvas or any other media.
“At this time I love my present expression of art in beautiful Pine Needle Baskets that are weaved with the abundant array of local Ponderosa pine needles and my newly found love for digital art.
Sueyel’s work may be visited at Southwest Elegance, The Artist Within, Made in Colorado Shoppe.