Primer registro de mujeres artistas visuales
mexicanas, mexico-americanas y chicanas en Los Ángeles
First registry of Mexican, Mexican-American and
Chicana Visual Artists in Los Angeles
I am a self-taught artist of Cuban and Mexican descent, yet I am an American. I am extremely proud of my cultural heritage, sometimes I feel so Cuban, and sometimes I feel so Mexican. My heart sings for joy when listening to Cuban music, as it sings for joy when listening to mariachi. It´s in my soul, it´s who I am. Often my paintings, I try to capture my cultural heritage. I´m married to an incredible man, who keeps me grounded. I have three amazing sons. My father was a political refugee from Cuba and my mother, a Mexican immigrant. My parents worked ever so hard to give my siblings and I a different and better life than they had growing up in their home countries.
I paint everyday because my art liberates me. As cliché as it sounds, I feel alive when I paint. It´s my moment. My hope is that you walk away after seein my paintings with the desire to tell your story, with the desire to think about your personal and unique life and journey. As crazy and complicated as it may be, it´s your story. This is a glimpse of mine.
My paintings are often painted with the most vibrant of colors which represent to me, the awesome energy of life. I want people to feel the energy and emotions that raidate from my paintings.
My paintings are a reflection of my life, my journey, and of the things that are important to me, as influenced by my surroundings: people, places, cultures, and things that I love.