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About Me

GLAD TO MEET YOU!

Creating dialogues of colors for your spaces

I am an ex Lightning and Laser sailor, a drinker of lapsang souchong tea and forever lover of lakes, rivers and oceans (and please don’t get me talking about chocolate).

 

We all have things we really enjoy. Mine is Art. I’m a maker, an experimenter, a teller of visual stories.  I’ve painted with oils, acrylics, gouaches, watercolors, inks.  I’ve done intaglio zinc prints, linoleum & wood relief prints. Charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, yes. Ceramics, oh yes, and loved every minute as well….

 

There’s so much to learn, so many techniques to discover.  Don’t you agree with Leonardo da Vinci?

“LEARNING NEVER EXHAUSTS THE MIND.”

Where am I from?

Short answer – Mid Atlantic
Long answer – How much time have you got?

Cultural Influences?

Let’s start with Colombian mum & English dad. Lived in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, the US, and currently Grenoble, France
=> Undeniable influences in my pieces and choice of colors/colours.

My studio?

In Grenoble, in the heart of the French Alp region, my country of adoption

Spelling? What? Are you kidding?

Nope – I do not have consistent spelling. I was schooled in the British system, then changed to the American one so there are some words that will be spelt/spelled in one or the other or both! That’s just my life

Studies?

BFA, Florida Southern College
MFA, University of South Florida

Languages?

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

Favorite/Favourite Element?

Water “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.” Margaret Atwood

Spontaneity, Passion and Harmony in Art

What sticks in one’s head are glimpses of memories, of places we’ve been to, of feelings and emotions, of frustrations and anxieties, of dreams and experiences.

 

My challenge is translating these to visual stories.

 

One of my favorite mediums is marbling, a secular art made with colors that float on water.

For me it is the dialogue of what arises in my mind, the hand deciphers, the water, paint and atmosphere conditions and the material I choose, immortalizes.

Marks of these perceived glimpses float on water, until they are transferred from this transitory, liquid painting to a permanent 2 or 3D surface.

The fleeting impressions not only have a momentary appearance but also face the ephemeral quality of the medium; so very technical but so liberating.

A Water Journey Where the 'Canvas' is Water

Marbling is the dialogue of what the hand starts and water finishes

Each unique piece is created by gently dropping paint with brushes, droppers, or whisks onto a tray filled with thickened water.

Instead of sinking or mixing, the colors float and expand to touch each other.

Technical gestures encounter the movement of water.

A slow ballet begins as if all size waterlilies stroke and push each other.

The stylus becomes the brush moving the paint. Paper or fabric is placed very gently on the size, and in a matter of milliseconds, the artist’s thoughts are transferred to it creating a one-of-a-kind piece.


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