My story. It begun around forty years ago, in a far, far away land… ok, not so far, just 5,000 miles, in a city called Lima -Peru. Known for their delicious dishes like “Ceviche” and “Lomo Saltado”. And recently “Machu-Picchu” was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
If you ever travel to Peru, this is a place you must see before you leave.
Anyway, getting back to my story… after 16 years of Peruvian Ceviche, my parents moved us (my three sisters and me) to the US. Change is always difficult, but we adjusted quickly. Through the years, life happened, and art became a long forgotten passion. I had to work, pay bills and have fun, which i did plenty, so I m not complaining.
It wasn’t until my thirties that I got a chance to take an art class. It had been years since I was around art supplies, so at the store, I got an adrenaline rush! After that, I took a few more classes, won a few awards, and got hooked to creating new pieces. The strange thing was that it took me 10 years to gather focus, discipline, and the courage needed to follow my dreams.
Now, here I am. finally doing what i love. I am painting, creating, and growing as an artist, while enjoying the process. It’s s a humbling experience.
If you feel my (he)ART, you are in the right place.
Come into my world of color. Explore vibrant landscapes, colorful wildflowers, and fun abstract pieces.
To check original artwork on my website: Awapara Official Website
To check my Print Shop go to: Awapara Art
138 thoughts on “Meet the Artist”
Nice to meet another wandering mind!
Same here Mary!
Hello, I just wanted to know what your influences are as a painter? as I have to write about you for my art homework. 🙂 I really admire your work. It is amazing!
Wow! I’m honored that you chose to write about me, Misha. I wonder, how did you find my work, and why did you chose me?
I would love if you could send me a copy when done. You may send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
To answer your question… My biggest influence was Van Gogh. The colors and texture of his paintings drew me in. With the years i continued experimenting with color and lots of texture. Inspiration comes from nature, color and the hope to create pieces that opens people’s hearts to positive emotions. I also believe that my intense love for life is one of the keys to my colorful artwork.
Good luck with your paper!
Patricia, i just wanted to visit a bit to ty for liking some of poetry/ art posts,
encouragement is always really appreciated. i’ve been enjoying the vibrant color and energy
in your paintings, i’ll have to thank Wendell for lighting the path to your blog.
I really enjoyed your “about me” and look forward to more of your beautiful paintings, as I’m now following you…thanks to our brother, Wendell, for the introduction!
Have a lovely Sunday! ♥
Your art work is lovely. I admire your will to do what it is you love. Thank you, for reading my blog.
Thank you for your comment Cheryl. 😀
You are so very talented in awesome ways! A real blessing to follow. God bless!
Wendell, comments like this one, leaves me speechless. What can I response to such a warm note…? I wonder… in the mean time, it is a also a blessing to meet you. Many Blessings 😀