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Nora Benalcazar


/ Drawing / Mixed-Media / Painting

Art Training
Self Taught / Glassell School of Art

Professional Organizations


What impact do you want to have with your art?

I want people be able to feel and recreate their senses and feelings through my colors and shapes.

Artists Statement

Art Keep me focus. It challenges my senses, my mind and my spirit.

Artists Biography

I was lucky enough to be born in a small but picturesque town in the Ecuadorian Andes. My inclination for art started early when I was in elementary school. With few colored pencils, I used to create pictures on paper and collect them. Although I never had the opportunity to study art formally, I gained a computer science degree at The Escuela Politecnica Nacional in Quito. Later, I got married and moved to Houston where I raised my two kids. Moving to Houston came with many difficulties, but in the long run I believe it helped us grow as a family. Currently, I am taking classes at Glassell (school of art of the MFAH). Being fifty and trying to pursue artistry has been remarkably challenging for me. I am struggling and fighting with colors, shapes, and thoughts, to ultimately find pictorial space in my compositions. Now I am striving to learn more about how to use and combine different media to get more freedom and versatility to express my inner self.