Painting created during the year 1980 to 1990
In 1989, I graduated with a technical degree in Graphic Design from the School of Design Villasmil de Leon in Caracas, Venezuela. The following year, I moved to Miami, Florida to further my knowledge in graphic design. After completing an intensive English program at FIU in 1992, I presented my portfolio to the New World School of the Arts and was accepted. Simultaneously, I also started taking required courses at Miami Community College. I ultimately graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the New World School of the Arts and an AA in Art and Art Education from Miami Dade Community College. Following my graduation, I began building up my portfolio and working as a graphic designer for various companies until I opened my own graphic design firm, Lighthouse Graphics. A few years later, I met Lisa Spilka and decided to join forces at X-tremely Graphics.
Sculpting with Clay 2003
In 2002, I moved to Colorado to continue pursuing my passion for the arts. I reopened Lighthouse Graphics and worked as a graphic designer for another decade. In 2005, my family started to grow, and I've been the proud mother of two wonderful boys, Gabriel and Sebastian. They are my greatest joy and inspiration.
Bellow - Visiting my parents, Margarita, Venezuela - 2012
In 2013, I decided to change careers and pursue a more fulfilling job in humanitarian work, so I joined Dignity Care. For the last ten years, I have been caring for the elderly. Now that my children are getting older and more independent, I am determined to start painting again.
In 2021, I became a member of Longmont's Artist Guild (LAG) to become more involved and meet other artists. Despite my training in oil painting, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and experiment with acrylics while pushing myself to paint animals, birds, and portraits. Despite the challenging and sad events of 2020 and 2021, I found a renewed excitement in using my brushes, paint, and canvas.
In 2022, I became a member of The Firehouse Art Center and began volunteering at their front desk once a month. I also started making sculptures out of clay slabs that same year, and it feels great to be back doing something familiar and enjoyable.
Finally, I recently joined the Left Hand Artist Collective to have the opportunity to be involved in the artistic community and exhibit my work at various venues.
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