I am a Spanish oil painter, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and I currently reside in Los Angeles, California. I started drawing at a very young age, quickly graduating to color pencil, vine charcoal, oil pastels, and water colours, and soon amassed a number of prized ribbons for my artwork. At just 11 years of age, I became the youngest member ever to be voted into the NCC NSTDP (Nation’s Capital Chapter of the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters). After several years creating art in mediums that I did not find fulfilling, I rediscovered my artistic passion during a semester at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, in Washington D.C. This experience left an indelible mark on me, and awakened in me a love for the artistic life. Inspired, I began experimenting with other art forms, such as Opera Singing, Acting, Music, Costume, Set and Makeup Design for Stage, Set Building, Scene Painting, and Sculpture, all while attending the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
After concentrating on other artistic endeavors for several years post-college, and at the urging of my now-husband, I returned to my first true passion, oil painting, In late 2016 and early 2017, four of my works were featured in the “Beyond the Lines” gallery at the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. I am also delighted to announce that I have been awarded a grant to the Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency, and will be spending two weeks at this magnificent estate in the French countryside of Champagne-Ardenne, France, in June of 2017!
I spent my early years teaching myself to draw by copying the Masters. I have always seen the world in extraordinary detail, and this hobby satisfied an innate, hyper-sensitivity to detail, which I considered both a blessing and a curse. In fact, I see so much all at once, that, up until recently, I believed that I would not be able to paint well until my eyesight begins to fail me, or until I lose patience and just choose to see less. However, I am learning to live joyfully in the present, and Oil Painting helps me tremendously to live this life purpose.
I always knew that I would fall in love with the medium of oil paint. I love playing with its texture: blending, blocking in, thinning, and layering. I love using a palette knife and even finger-painting at various stages during the life of a painting. I consider my style to be both painterly and impressionistic. I infuse my whole heart and soul into each original work, sharing my journey with the world, in real time.
My aim is for myself to one day be considered one of the Masters of color and composition. My hope is that my artwork will transform the viewer as they absorb the life of the painting, awake their soul and inspire them to live their best self.