322 Willow Vista Dr.
/ Drawing, Painting, Other / Watercolor and color pencils on Papel Amate / Acrylic on Canvas
Art TrainingArt School / BFA - University of Texas at El Paso
What impact do you want to have with your art?
Preservation of Heritage and Culture. Positive images of Women of Color. Healing work through art. Expressive Art workshop to heal generational trauma.
As a Visual Artist my focus is preservation of culture, tradition and heritage. I use a blending of acrylics with oils on large canvases and traditional handmade Mexican paper (Papel Amate) which have become my signature style. I feel my work focuses on the reinterpretation of Latino/Hispanic Folk Art with images of Day of the Dead, Tree of Life, Loteria, La Virgen and Family. My work has been featured in countless galleries, private exhibits and fine arts shows throughout the United States receiving the honor of Best of Show in several occasions.
I believe in serving my community and am involved in several community-based organizations. I‘ve had the privilege to serve on the board of several non-profit organizations including: Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts, Casa Marianella and Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. I am presently serving The Houston Holocaust Museum, Latino Advisor Board and The Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Houston. I also support numerous charitable organizations, including MANA, Las Comadres, Hispanic Women’s Corporation, Hispanic Women Network of Texas and others that promote education and women’s issues.
I was selected as the poster artist for the Center for Disease Control’s National HIV/Aids Partnership Awareness Campaign, which was unveiled at the United Nations on World Aids Day in 2005. Participated in group exhibit: “Arte Tejano de Capos, Barrios y Fronteras” Smithsonian Latino Center, 2011. I also served on the McDonald’s Corporation’s Mom’s Global Insights Panel and Texas Governor – Governmental Appointments Office to serve on a Committee for the Texas Education Agency – newly formed called… “Campus Distinction Designation Fine Art Criteria Committee”.
I am a graduate of several Leadership Training programs which include: National Latina Leadership Institute, (which included courses at Harvard University JFK School of Government and Center for Creative Leadership Institute) Las Comadres-Texas Public Policy and Candidate Training Program and National American Leadership Forum – Houston chapter.
Currently, along with exhibiting and creating artwork I have developed and taught several workshops and trainings focused on Art as a tool to teach Communication, Salesmanship, Personal Development, Team Building, Entrepreneurship and Business. What makes these workshops unique is each stimulates learning and retention of material using the creative process of art making.