My mom sent me to my first art lesson when I was 7, since then I’ve been enjoying art as a nonstop journey.
The Inspiration for my works comes from nature, especially by the incredible world of flowers. I think that the elements of design are best depicted by nature through flowers. They show us a great variety of shapes, textures, tones and amazing colors. In addition, I enjoy drawing and painting the human figure, including people doing spontaneous daily activities. I am also amazed by different and unique cultures and architectures, which I like to capture in my art work.
Acrylic and pastels are my favorite mediums, I like the freshness of pastels, it helps to keep my work light and simple.
I was born in 1969 in a small town in Argentina and grew up surrounded by nature and freedom, traits that have shaped my art. A curious mind, from a young age I always showed eagerness to learn and an affinity to the visual arts. My art portrays the texture and colors of the vivid world around us. You can easily distinguish my paintings due to my use of vibrant and dynamic colors, and contemporary realism style.
My artistic journey started when I was 7 and her mom registered me into a youth Art Academy, which I attended for years. Here, I built a passion for drawing and painting in all mediums, which gave me a strong foundation in visual arts. My teacher was a nun who shared with me her admiration for Michelangelo’s art. She was inspired by the anecdotes about him painting the Sistine Chapel against his will. Eventually, I set aside my career as an artist to attend school. I chose a scientific path and have an undergraduate degree in biochemistry with a post graduate degree in medical analysis and food science. I practiced in hospitals and clinics in Patagonia, where I lived at the time with my husband. It was there where my 2 daughters, Micaela and Caterina were born. After moving to the United States in 2004, I left behind my career as a biochemist, and turned to my love for painting as a way to reconnect with my roots. As an adult, I has continued my artistic studies with renowned artists around the world who have helped me transform my style from classical and neutral to a more dynamic, contemporary and colorful one.
Artistically Painted & Designed, my business, was launched after seeing the positive reaction I received for my work when some friends asked me to do decorative painting andmurals. I provide an array of artistic services from art classes for adultsand kids, residential and commercial murals, painting children spaces, hand painted furniture, art on canvas and ornamental designs.
Currently, I live in The Woodlands, Texas with my husband. My eldest daughter works in Nashville and the youngest is attending the University of Texas. Not surprisingly, the whole family has followed in my artistic footsteps. The house is a display of the family’s talents, with a pottery studio, music room, an art and pastel studio and a wood shop. My studio is surrounded by woods and windows that look out to our beautiful garden, another of my hobbies, which inspires the theme of many of my pieces. From a young age, my mom passed on a passion of gardening and taught me how to garden and cultivate flowers organically. This led to a deep connection with nature, which is reflected on my artwork, where botanical and floral themes prevail. I often say that elements of design are best depicted by nature through flowers, as they show us a great variety of shapes, textures, tones and amazing colors. No matter whether I am painting, gardening or teaching classes, I am always accompanied by my dog, Tina.
I am a member and active participant in different art societies and leagues, either running or participating in shows and exhibits. My art has been juried and awarded into local, International and National shows like the International Pastel Society IAPS 34th Juried Exhibition, “Art of the Pastel” National Juried Show, and Richerson N75 International (Small Works and Florals).
Out of my many activities, I find teaching to be one of the most rewarding, sharing my knowledge and appreciation of art with others. My classes are based on observation, encouraging my students to learn to see first, in order to learn to create. I believes this journey of discovery helps my students see the world as if they are seeing it for the first time, which not only helps them artistically but also in their everyday lives through creative problem solving. Learn more about art lessons
Giving back to the community brings joy and fulfillment to all of us. I like to contribute to my community by helping good causes through my art. I am always eager to collaborate and donatemy time and artwork for good causes like Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith, WAL, Kilpatrik Elementary School, Project Pink and Hope under the Stars, Star of Hope, St Jude’s Hospital and Casa Argentina of Houston. Learn more aboutCarolina and The Art Community
At this time in my career, I am currently focusing on fine art painting, with a concentration in acrylic on canvas and pastel mediums. In addition, I enjoy drawing and painting the human figure, including people doing spontaneous daily activities. I also enjoy traveling and immersing myself in diverse cultures, and sharing the experiences through my art.