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Violeta Moreno

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Ghost_anitaa
Ghost of Anita Aguilera, 2009 Acrylic 36" X 36" © © Violeta Moreno
Dance_intothepast
Dance Into the Past, 2008 Acrylic 7" X 5
20140504181939-dolores_delrio_big_embellish
V2_luna_azul
Luna Azul, 2008 Acrylic 40" X 30" © Violeta Moreno
Open_window_to_my_soul
Open Window to My Soul, 2008 Acrylic 24" X 30" © Violeta Moreno
Grandma_with_sombrero
Abuela con Sombrero, 2009 Acrylic 36" X 24" © © Violeta Moreno
Her_double_reflection
La Virgen Guadalupe, Calvary Cemetery , 2009 Acrylic 40" X 30" © Violeta Moreno
Liberty_1984
Smile, You're On Camera, 2004 Acrylic 48" X 24" © Violeta Moreno
El_angelo
El Angelo, 2007 Acrylic © Violeta Moreno
Madre_hermanot
Mamma y Tio, 2008 Acrylic © Violeta Moreno
Dreamer1
Dreamer Under the Stars, 2002 Oil 36" X 48" © Violeta Moreno
Philip
Philip, 1991 Graphite 24" X 18" © Violeta Moreno
Smegg
Universal Egg, 1996 Gouache 9" X 12" © Violeta Moreno
Reddress
Red Dress, 2008 Acrylic © Violeta Moreno
Bridge_between
Bridge Between, 1991 Graphite, Rubber Pencil 24" X 18" © Violeta Moreno
Anita_3_sm
Anita Florecitas, 2009 Acrylic © Violeta Moreno
Blue_gaze
Blue Gaze, 2007 Acrylic 23" X 27" © Violeta Moreno
David_and_delilah_m
David and Delilah, 2008 Watercolor © Violeta Moreno
Anita_4_dm
Anita Flocorico, 2009 Acrylic © Violeta Moreno
Labrynth
Labrynth of Life and Death, 2002 Acrylic and Oil 24" X 18" © Violeta Moreno
Smself
Self-Portrait, 1990 Graphite © Violeta Moreno
V1_luna_azul
Luna Azul Version 2, 2003 Oil 24" X 18" © Violeta Moreno
Moreno_santaanita12
Self-Portrait: Window on Santa Anita , 2008 Acrylic 24" X 36" © Violeta Moreno
20140504183651-moreno_open_window1_copy
_watcher
Watcher, 2008 Acrylic 4" X 4" © Violeta Moreno
6_musicians
Six Musicians and An Audience, 2004 Acrylic 40" X 30" © Violeta Moreno
Sea
Atlantean Relic (sculptor unknown), 1999 Photography 12" X 9" © Violeta Moreno
Piper
Piper At the Gates of Dawn, 1998 Graphite, Rubber Pencil 24" X 18" © Violeta Moreno
20100907125156-smbride_2430
Spanish Veil, 2009 Acrylic 18" X 14" © © 2010 Violeta Moreno
20100907125339-sm_griff_vio
Griffith Park Observatory in Bloom, 2009 Acrylic on Wood 36" X 12" © © 2010 Violeta Moreno
Sm_theair
Air, 2004 Acrylic © Violeta Moreno
20140504181753-birth_of_consciousness
20140504181831-caballo_moreno
20140504181955-lunaversevio
20140504182104-moreno_rita2
20140504182106-moreno_green_dress
20140504182114-memory_of_a_photograph_sm
20140504182137-la_noche_vm
20140504182144-six_musicians_vm
20140504182156-surrender
20140504183226-sm_bw_photo_of_my_art
20140504183254-sunflower_vm_copy
20140504183324-terracotta
20140504183352-mujer_vm
20140504183430-tonanztin_final
20140504183447-guadalupe_img_0715
20140504183506-bride_2010
20140504183528-smile_you_re_on_camera_vm
20140504183547-3rd_eye_of_lady_j
20140504183800-pen_ink_dancers
20140504183840-pencil_grandmas_bfreind
20140504183911-musicians__2men_
20140504183935-piano_115_1563
20140504183952-anita_primavera
20140504184001-rev_moreno_magenta_dress1
20140504184006-piper
20140504184013-sm_croc
20140504184056-red_veil_vm
20140504184120-tranquillity_img_2665
20140504184221-goddesses
20140504184228-equinoce
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Santa Monica, CA
Lives in
Beverly Hills
Works in
Hollywood
Representing galleries
Corazon de Los Angeles
Tags
gallery landscape surrealism traditional surrealism painting photography, painting, drawing, abstract, figurative, landscape, surrealism, exhibition/performance
Statement

Biography:

Violeta Moreno is a Santa Monica native artist who is noted for her bold use of harmonic color. Her mother was her first drawing teacher. She began to paint at the age of 16, and sold her first oil painting for $100 when she was 18. Moreno’s work involves impressionistic self-portraits, flowers, geometrical mindscapes and figurative subjects, centered on vivid hues and vibrant strokes. Currently, she is orchestrating themes involved with music, light and color.
While living in North Carolina, Moreno served as Art Curator and Exhibiting Artist for the Microcosm Gallery at Cosmos Café, exhibited work at Spirit Square, the Art Institute of Charlotte and the McColl Center for Visual Art. She frequently displayed her paintings in the art spaces of NoDa, Charlotte’s North Davidson Arts District, and exhibit work at the Ward-Nasse Gallery in the Soho district of New York City in 2004.
Moreno decided to return to California in 2006. In 2008, she exhibited her first west-coast solo show, “Hearing Color”, at the Coffee Gallery, with a theme that synchronized art and music. Moreno donated her artwork to the Plaza de La Raza’s 2008 Art Auction in Los Angeles, and displayed her paintings at Kolor Boutique in Chinatown in 2009. She donated portions of her art to California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) each year from 2009-2012. More recently, she has displayed at ChimMaya Gallery and Eastside Luv Bar in Los Angeles and at her debut solo show at Space 201 in Beverly Hills.

Moreno’s most recent work, "Moreno Horses", was inspired by a photograph which her Uncle Henry Moreno, Santa Anita's thoroughbred trainer, revealed to her during a visit. It portrays her Grandfather and Great Grandfather on the early Moreno horses on the ranch near Prado Dam, California. 

Artist's Statement:

Allowing my intuition to be the guide, I listen to how I feel toward a color and the paint. I see the paint as having a life of its own. I do not like to plan too much, as it can censor spontaneous creativity. When completely involved in the creation of a work, I almost become one with the paint. There comes a point in the process when I cease to think and try to paint, and I am only being, losing myself in the effortless action of painting. I am only an instrument, fine tuning my ear to do more than just listen to what I hear. Painting is a way of quieting my thoughts and opening my heart to let the voice within speak.