My current paintings are about choosing to love or be loved, because I believe those who love makes things better.
Painting is my way of expressing myself and my way to escape the rest of the world, particularly when feeling frustrated. But I also like to use art to communicate with others. I knew I liked art from a very early age. After growing up in Colombia in South America, I worked in interior design and decoration.
When I moved to the United States in 1999, I again realized how much I like exploring equally between art and cultures. I've lived in Frisco since 2012, and I really appreciate the cultural blend of this community. I got back into painting with acrylics and oils, mainly painting dancers and horses. For my new series, I've been focusing on Romance and Love. As an artist, we always have a story to tell.
I feel love is like a prism with different colors. The story behind the painting I'm sharing here is that I used neutral colors in the heart to represent the equality, because no matter what colors we have or feel, we're going to choose love. The heart is open--not broken--to have space for more and more love. That is the way it should be. And finally, the heart is surrounded by the color red to represent the human blood that is the same for all of us.
As a full-time artist and an art teacher, I'm extremely passionate about the arts, and I work hard at making Frisco a true destination for the arts through the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Please join me in celebrating originality in our community, and by adding warmth, humanity, character and inspiration into our city through art.
I had the honor to recently be on a speaking panel alongside Lina. We quickly realized we connected at a heart level. When she shared the story behind this painting, I knew immediately it would be an incredible fit for Corners Of The Heart. ~Becka.