Los colores de mi vida

2019, Mixed media on canvas-acrylic, paper, oil pastel, 36 x 48 x 2 in.

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About the Artist

I was born and raised in the Hill Country of Texas. When I was 11 years old, I fell and broke my hip. Since that fall, I've had numerous surgeries on both my leg and hip, both as a child and as an adult. I graduated from Texas State University in 2003 with a BFA in painting. In the past there has been time spent away from my work as I received and healed from surgeries, but I've held on to my goals and have never given them up, and have since become an award winning artist.

Growing up on a ranch near Austin, I was surrounded by both nature and the experiences of the city. Colors and textures were always around me, and it was hard not to be inspired. The pain I've lived with though, since childhood is what tells my story. The texture in my work represents the bumps and the bruises along the way, and everything that I've had to overcome to get to where I am today. My current body of work explores all of the emotions I experience on a daily basis.

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