My paintings are impressions of the current, centered on the urban scene; cityscapes, prints of water towers; collage; diagonal lines against dark muddy colors and unfinished backgrounds, in mixed media. This methodology has developed over the years through the influences of every artist I’ve known or studied. Having come to NYC from El Paso in the 80’s, has also been a constant template to all my paintings – and what compels me to paint is the effect I can only articulate through painting, of my environment and experiences impressed upon me. Even more recent, my paintings have evolved into a series of figure drawing- paintings (bodies in motion (or non-motion). Photography is also a principle stimulus – I draw from magazine photo images whose intensity strikes me as stirring and representational of modern culture. My primary effort is to reinvent the original image, giving it new life form. I would like my paintings to evoke a symbolic and visceral simplicity.
Womens Artist's Salon NYC, Hell's Kitchen Arts Festival, Group Exhibition, 315 W 39th St, Studio #506/507, NYC, June 24 - 26, 2011
24/7, 202 W 24 St, NYC, Dec 10 - March 18, 2011
Womens Artist's Salon NYC, Hell's Kitchen Arts Festival, Group Exhibition315 W 39th St, Studio #1104, NYC, May 21-23, 2010
Progress Art (Latin American Artist), Group Exhibition, 120 Wall Street, NYC, 1998 & 1999
Artist of The Month, Hip Hop Republican online magazine, February 11, 2010