Guatemalan. Self-taught Artist. Therapist.
Passionate about publicity, a career that I practiced and enjoyed for ten years; but it wasn’t until 2002 that painting touched my soul and transformed my life and that was the moment I decided to paint full time.
I believe that the style of what I paint is not something I can decide on… when I am working I am not thinking about reasons, I don’t believe that an artist needs to be constantly aware of their emotions and motivations to paint.
I believe that the style of what I paint is not something I can decide on… when I am working I am not thinking about reasons, I don’t believe that an artist needs to be constantly aware of their emotions and motivations to paint. I consider myself an admirer of nature, color and all it takes is to pay attention and observe what is around us.
Each canvas represents the essence of my life, feelings, emotions, joy, my present, my past, my dreams in one simultaneous instant, feelings and memories are observed without judgement, they cross my mind like images on a screen. When I am in front of a blank canvas or raw wood, that is when I can express what I am and how I feel. I am myself when I am around paint, the materials, the stains, the drops, the color.
When I produce a series I feel great satisfaction, I can feel how the work has its own momentum, a force that comes from a place that I cannot grasp. In short, my work is the sequence of what I feel as I let the brush move and guide me, it is the feeling of being alive.
I have had the chance to participate y several individual and collective exhibitions in Guatemala, New York City, Wassenaar and The Hague in the Netherlands, and Paris, France. My art is part of private collections around the world.
In 2015, I was honored to be the guest artist in an individual exhibition in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, in the Castle of Wittenburg, for the celebration of the International Peace Day, hosted by the United Nations that takes place on September 21st every year. This event opened the doors to represent Guatemala in Paris, France.
In 2016 I represented Guatemala in the Latin America and Caribbean Week in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. This event was inaugurated by the French President, François Hollande. The paintings were curated by Dr. Tania Fernández de Toledo, UNESCO Curator in Paris, France.