I believe that we artists stand the tests of time if we remain passionate about our work. And, if we connect with each other continuously our evolution as artists continues and our friendships deepen. An artist must embrace seclusion at times, rejection often, and yet persevere.
We have an intrinsic motivation to express ourselves. We are these magnificent bodies filled with beautiful energies that cry out to be communicated. On the other side are those who may not yet know how to express this energy but who go silently to observe our work - it “speaks” to their hearts that which they cannot themselves articulate. - but the image can and does. An impulse resides within all people to see the sacred around them and share that vision with others.
I was embraced on my last trip to Australia by two aboriginal artists who advised, “paint from your heart, not from your head. Paint what you “see”, not what you think you see”. They are indeed passionate, and their work endures.
“Mensajes del Mundo” exhibit, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, 1999 Women in the Arts Exhibits, Museum of the Americas, 1999 - 2010 Ontario Museum of History and Art, juried open exhibit, 2002 “Methods and Materials” Artist Magazine’s juried open exhibit, 2003 “Encounter and Space” group exhibit, Latino Art Museum, 2004 “Spirit Within” group exhibit, Phoenix International Gallery, 2004 “Heart of the Matter” group exhibit, Claremont Colleges Gallery, 2004 Pomona Valley Art Association juried group exhibit, 2005 - 2013 Associated Artists of the Inland Empire juried group exhibit, 2005 - 2013 “Spirit and Space” group exhibit, Calvin College, 2005 “Molinos de Sol y Luna” group exhibit. Latino Art Museum, 2005 “Seeking the Spirit Within” two person exhibition, Gallery at the Wentworth, Sydney Australia, 2005 “Melbourne Affordable Art Show ‘05” group exhibit, Melbourne Australia, 2005 “Transformatives” two-person exhibit, Ruiz Studio, Monterey CA, 2005 “Women’s International Month” group exhibits, Latino Art Museum, 2004-2013 “Celebrating New Life on the Canvas: Meditations from the Heart” Art Loft 205 Studio Gallery, 2007 “Velocity 2007” Claremont Museum of Art exhibit, 2007 “Retrospective: One Woman’s Journey in Art” solo exhibit, Latino Art Museum, Pomona CA Museum of the Americas exhibit, Santa Fe, NM, 2009 Museum of the Americas exhibit, Dubai, UAE, 2009 “Carrousel du Louvre” exhibit, Museum of the Americas, Paris, 2009 “New Venture” Mt Baldy Artisan Loft, Mt Baldy CA, 2012 “Fresh Faces” Claremont Museum of Art exhibit, 2012