I really enjoy painting cats. They have really beautiful eyes and a sense of wildness in their natures I find enduring. Being a native New Mexican I wanted to paint a piece that showed cats enjoying the traditions and culture of my beautiful state! Purple cat is a NM cowboy, Green Cat is Native American selling his beautiful jewelry, Yellow Cat is Fiesta Queen (que viva!) Red Cat is enjoying beans, tortillas, and a margarita, and Blue Cat is playing mariachi music!
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of New Mexico. Growing up, I was surrounded by the paintings of both my grandfather and father. Their subjects were inevitably the churches, people, and landscapes of New Mexico. As a little girl, I spent many Saturday afternoons sitting in a chair beside my dad's easel watching him paint. I would happily keep him company, chattering away and rubbing his soft brushes against my cheek. Soon, he would set me up with my own easel, and have loved art ever since.
Victoria de Almeida
All rights reserved 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico
January 5th, 2012
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