Born in Mexico City, raised in Houston, and thrust into adulthood in New York City, are just a few contributing factors that
influence my work. After attending The High School for Performing & Visual Arts, class of 94' I ran away to Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn NY to study Fashion Design. I left with the
epiphany that art was my true love and salvation.
In 2005 along with a community of inspired artists, I organized the first Frida Festival.
In 2008 I was honored as the official artist for the Latin Grammy, celebrated in Houston.
Currently I live in
Houston where I follow my creative heart, making art and curating art
shows at the East End Studio Gallery.
In June 2011 I was honored with the 2nd place award in the Bohemia Beer - "The Kahlo Challenge".
"Frida inspired by her passion" 2011
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in.
The inspiration for my piece was Frida's passions, her love for
art, her culture, and her nurturing personality towards all living
things that surrounded her. I painted her surrounded by her dreams, by
inspiration. By the nature and Mexican spirit that I feel the brand
to the people who enjoy Bohemia Beer.
My color palette was
predetermined by the rich tones of the beer and the logo. I used indian
red, burnt umber, yellow ocher, a mixture of metallics such as
renaissance gold, copper, and gold. For contrast I used Prussian blue
to make the colors more 3 dimensional.
The composition is dominated by Frida and the portrait of Moctezuma
which is the logo of Bohemia beer. I have been to her Museo/Casa many
times and have imagined her painting in her studio surround by the
things she most adored. It was not hard to imagine her painting
Moctezuma, inspired by a refreshing Bohemia beer next to her. In the
window behind her easel are her faithful pets that nurtured the love she
gave them and filled the void left by not being able to bare children
of her own. I painted her smiling as she picked a brush with one hand
and held her golden heart, which was her palette, and her greatest too
in the other hand.