About The Artist
I started painting when I was getting my degree from Instituto Nacional de Bella’s Artes Mexico in 1994 in Fine Arts. I have continued my studies under the tutelage of Chester Arnold a well known Bay Area artist.
My work contains iconography from my indigenous Oaxaca culture, it’s vibrant colors and patterns. It also shows my beliefs in the regenerative power of women as seen in the depiction of flowers, plants, and trees springing up from the life force, painted in surrealistic Style.
I’m trying to express and share my passion for my culture which is life affirming and for the natural ability for women and nature to procreate.
I WAS BORN IN OAXACA, MEXICO. AT THE AGE OF SEVEN I WOULD GAZE AT THE STARS AND I DREAMED OF A BETTER LIFE THAT WAS DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE THAT I HAD. SO I MOVED TO MEXICO CITY TO LIVE WITH MY GRANDPARENTS AND ALTHOUGH NO ONE IN MY FAMILY ENCOURAGED ME TO PURSUE ART, MY PASSION BLOSSOMED THERE. EXPOSURE TO ARTIST LIKE RUFINO TAMAYO, FRIDA KAHLO, REMEDIOS VARO AND LEONORA CARRINGTON, THEY INSPIRED MY PAINTING STYLE. WHEN I MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES I WORKED FOR THE AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE AND SHE ASKED ME “WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE FOR YOUR LIFE HERE?”. I TOLD HER I WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST LIKE DIEGO RIVERA. THE VERY NEXT DAY SHE GAVE ME PAINT BRUSHES AND SAID “HERE, START PAINTING”. OVER THE YEARS MY WORK EVOLVED INTO SELF-PORTRAITS IN A SURREALISTIC STYLE WITH BRIGHT COLORS AND FLOWERS. THESE PAINTINGS REFLECT MY DESIRE TO ALTER MYSELF AND MY ENVIRONMENT.
Exhibitions & Press
Marin Civic Center – 2006
Artisans – San Rafael, Ca – 2007
Hall Veterans Memorial – Marin County Exhibit – 2008
Elsewhere Gallery – Fairfax Ca. ——- 2008, 2009, 2010
Marin Arts Council Gallery – San Rafael Ca. – 2010
Marin Community Foundation – Novato Ca – 2010
Marin Civic Center – San Rafael Ca. ——— 2010
Marin Society of Artists – Ross Ca. ——— 2013
Mexican Arts Festival – San Geronimo Ca. – 2013
Marin County Veterans Memorial Gallery – San Rafael Ca. – 2018
Civic Center Art Gallery – San Rafael Ca. – 2018
Cafe del Soul – San Rafael Ca. – 2018
Marin Society Artists – San Rafael Ca. – 2018
Community Media Center of Marin – San Rafael Ca. – 2019
Marin Open Studios – Greenbrae Gallery & Corte Madera Ca. – 2011 to 2023