"My hand and paintbrush have become an extension of my heart, that flutters happily across a piece of paper depicting in colors my feelings and memories."
Hola! My name is Carmen Eguía and I was born in northern Mexico. My childhood was spent surrounded by the love of my parents, brothers and sisters and by the tranquility of a quiet home in the country. Because there were 12 children in the family, my mother transformed the yard into a garden where she raised fruits and vegetables for the table. But at the edge of the garden was a plot filled with flowers that she'd cut every day to decorate our home with their cheer.
"Our house was outside the city, and we spent most of our time there. On Sundays, our parents would take us to churches where my grandmother exhibited scenes from the Bible that the priests asked her to paint. I was always fascinated by drawing and design. Many of my childhood afternoons were spent extracting the colors from petals, leaves, fruits and vegetables from our garden. I'd use them to paint landscapes that filled the house and my life with happiness.
"Eventually, we moved farther south and that's when I decided to learn to paint. I studied at the Centro Cultural El Refugio, and painting permitted me to recover the beauty of the memories I'd hidden away for so long, always latent in my heart.
"My hand and paintbrush have become an extension of my heart that flutters happily across a piece of paper, depicting in colors my feelings and memories."
Bright lights welcome the graceful presence of a ballerina as she hypnotizes the audience with her performance. Her classic costume accents strong yet delicate movements as she stands on points. Painting with oils, Teodoro Reque Liza successfully conveys....read more
Intrigued by the effects of time, Jit Suttivong espies an old abandoned car near her home. Rust covers it completely and threatens the disintegration of an object that once was a source of pride. Painting with acrylics, Suttivong masterfully conveys....read more
Looking upward at the dawn sky, wildflowers seem to marvel at the vivid heavens. Delicately manipulating watercolors, Carmen Eguía recreates a scene from her childhood on the plains of northern Mexico.
Titled "Danza de primavera II" in Spanish,....read more
Terracotta water jars dry in the sun as Leoncio Tinoco makes a reference to the ceramic legacy of Peru. The earthen jars reflect the colors of an adobe house with a red tiled roof in a village scene from the Andes. Above the cozy home, blue mountains....read more
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