Painting for me is a need; a way to express myself and at the same time to play and experiment with different colours and forms and in that process communicate what I feel. I like to draw and paint and work in different media, oils, acrylics, ink, and collage. In each media I find different challenges and each time I learn new things. I always return to oil painting because the colours and textures I can get are infinite; I am identified with it. My themes are women and their different roles in society; space and architecture in that space; the ocean and sea shells. Sometimes a piece comes out “a la prima” other times it requires hardwork! Sometimes, after that hard work I do not like it and have to say , “next.” “Every concession is a lie,” Leslie Lee, my dearest professor, told me. I have to be satisfied with every piece of work.
Date posted: May 7, 2014 Author: mauri