Fine Art | Drawings & Paintings | Home Decor
In the Beginning...
I am not sure exactly at what age I first picked up my first colored pencil or crayon, but it seems like I was designing in the womb even before I was born. As far as I can remember I have been doing art and creating in my own world. I knew at a young age I wanted to be an artist. I took my first art classes before the age of ten.
Yet, as we get older, in may cases the world tries to take hold. I was a pre-teen going into teenage years, and I did not appreciate the gift of art I was given. In my late teens I became a trouble youth and got involved with the wrong crowd and got caught up in an abusive relationship and made very bad choices. My life took a turn, and it took a long while to get back in balance again.
From Darkness to Light...
My life was surrounded by darkness, and it was only my art that saved me and brought me to life again. So, my art, drawing & painting, fine art, portraits, and murals became an intricate part of my life and remains my inspiration today along with Resin Art & Acrylic Pours, my newest endeavors Art healed me and brought me from some very dark places in my life’s journey. My expressions of art comes from the core of my being, and it gives me wholeness and purpose to who I am and the journey I walk each day.
Challenged as An Artist and a person...
My degree is in Communication Studies, but no art degree. Yet, I attended many professional art classes over the years. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to study under some magnificent very experienced artists, which stretched me as an artist and challenged me to become better. Even my dream of working in a local Art Gallery came true, and I was trained by a Master Artist to be an art framer, which was incredible hard but rewarding work.
I am blessed as I am able to do volunteer work in the community and be of service. I donate pieces of art for fundraisers and partial proceeds of my art to worthy non-profit organizations like YWCA San Gabriel Valley, UrbanMission Community Partners, Social Model Recovery Systems, dA Center for the Arts, and Claremont Forum & Prison Library Project. Also, I am a volunteer member of Anti-Recidivism Coalition (A.R.C.), California Coalition for Women in Prison (C.C.W.P.) and YWCA San Gabriel Valley Domestic Violence shelter. Recently I became a coalition member of Tobacco-Free Partnership in Covina (LA County).
Thriving and Creating...
Today, I am not just living, but I am thriving as well! With hard struggles, tears, sweat, sorrow, stress, loss, and pain come rewards, joy, laughter, fulfillment, exhilaration, triumphs, new and old friendships, and above all, love connecting us all. LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE and stand for what you believe in. Join forces with positive, like-minded people, and together we can stand against the storms and climb those hard treacherous mountains together.
Remember we are all FREE TO CREATE the life we want. Be the artist of your own life and paint a beautiful unique canvas of colors so the world can see such incredible unique works that only could come from you. Little or big, it does not matter; It's the effort, sincerity, and heart you put into it that will shine through and matter the most!
Finally, being an Hispanic woman and part of the LGBTQ+ community I find myself working extra hard to make a mark in this world. Yet, I don't see myself as disadvantaged, but given the unique opportunity to teach, learn, grow, and meet incredible people in life. Also, being married to my wife and best friend for nearly six years is definitely a cherished and loved part of my life. By supporting my art you share a part of my journey, give me inspiration to become better person & artist, and help me fulfill my dream of making this world a better, more beautiful place.
Art Lights the World,
Let it Shine From Within You
This is not THE END...it is just A NEW BEGINNING.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
"For me, creating art and sharing it with the world allows me to add my special touch and beauty, one art stroke at a time."