One of the hardest things to do, second to getting up the nerve to follow your dream, is to keep your momentum going once you’ve started. The pursuit of your dreams is a slow and arduous road and much is sacrificed along the way. But there is even more to be gained if you hold the line.
In 2013, I started on a path, which I thought was going to get me back to who I was before life got in the way of my creative self. Whether you are a writer, artist or entrepreneur, we’ve all had times when our momentum has waned; when our mojo is just tapped out.
In the past 8 years, I have begun the journey to evolve into the woman I was meant to be, not who I was told I should be. The art and products I share here are a reflection of that journey. They are a melding of self-reflection and animal symbolism. The animals I use in my paintings speak of connection and self discovery. They share the story of someone finding faith and discovering a Buddhist practice that changed her to the core.
But most of all, my art is about becoming unabashedly YOURSELF and the heartache and beauty of that journey.
My work is based on my experiences after having a 7 year stretch where I did not paint. In 2013, I began painting again and started a journey of self-discovery and reconnecting to who I was as a woman and an artist. The animal symbolism in these pieces are used to represent the many layers of change and growth in becoming a different version of yourself. During this process, I also began my Buddhist practice and the next chapter in my personal and spiritual journey.
I use oil and acrylic paints in my figurative pieces created out of my apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
In creating these paintings, I invite the viewer to connect with the portraits to find a reflection of their own experiences. To see a journey to evolve into the person you are meant to be, not who you are told you should be. But most of all, my art is about becoming unabashedly YOURSELF and beauty of that journey.
I am a Latina artist of Puerto Rican descent based out of Brooklyn, New York. My passion for art came from learning to draw and sketch by copying the images I found in her father’s old art books. I studied English and art at The City College of New York.