January 31st is National Inspire your Heart with Art Day! In honor of this auspicious day, the Crew here at Caribbean Trading Company wanted to share one of our favorite local artists with you… We think Elizabeth’s work is the perfect artist to showcase on Inspire your Heart with Art Day because her mixed-media collage style includes inspirational words and images. Enjoy this art from Puerto Rico!
About the Artist in her own words….
I began my journey in the art business in 1996 after a ceramic workshop. From that moment my imagination began to fly. I learned in that workshop that I could transform that clay in almost anything I wanted. I started with some butterflies (still making them), photo frames and welcome plates. I took some of those to a lovely store in my home town and I started selling right there. After that experience, my life made a huge turn. From an Industrial Engineer and professor of management to a creative life in ceramics. My work in ceramic is hand built with clay slabs, fired to a very high temperature, painted with slips, stains, under glazes and glazes and fired again to a very high temperature.
After 12 years in ceramics I gave a try on mixed media in 2009 and I it was “love at first sight”(or first try?). I spend most of my time creating art (in my mind) and drawing icons that can inspired my work in ceramic and mixed media. I love creating mixed media art using collage and journalism with papers painted and design by me. Adding meaningful details to my collages is my passion. I have added my new found passion for surface pattern to my mixed media, too. I draw icons and paint them to be used as a pattern or a detail to my mixed media. I find great pleasure in adding ceramic details to my mixed media work, too. You will find a tiny flower, a heart, a leave or a word in almost all my mixed media art and in the ceramic art, too. This is the way I express my feelings and my desire to inspire others to live a lovely life and enjoy the process. I love to make people smile with my art, this is a mission I have embraced since I learned it from a client a long time ago. My mission…”make art that makes you smile and feel inspired to live a peaceful and lovely life” enjoying the ride…through this amazing life”.
We hope you enjoy this art from Puerto Rico as much as we do; and for a limited time we will be offering her work in our Online Shop. You can see a full range of her art at our Company Store in Palmer, Puerto Rico on the way to El Yunque Rainforest.
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