I create art to renew my soul and refresh my mind.
– MARIA PAOLA
I grew up in Mexico City, fortunately surrounded by nature. We regularly spend the weekend at a lovely place near a lake. My children play outside, we swim, do sports and eat the local food that is a treat! When I was still in school, my father took us to travel Europe, where my love for the arts and for different cultures flourished. I was inclined towards esthetics and beauty. Always doodling (and yes, daydreaming) in class, I focused towards an illustration and graphic design career.
Shortly after I graduated, I started painting watercolors for a furniture designer. I kept up with acrylics too, and then started to receive painting commissions aside from the store, for both projects.
When I got married, we travelled to Asia. I just fell in love with he people, the spirit, the culture…so rich and different. I started doing more yoga and painting natural landscapes and settings.
I have always believed in supporting artists and their crafts, because good things take time, and handmade goods are so special.
l worked as a designer for a magazine, and then decided to teach art workshops to children. My first boy and then my little girl appeared shortly after. I set up my first Ateliér, called Art in English.
I kept longing to establish myself as a plastic artist as well, so I kept developing my skills. My lovely baby boy came after long 9 years, and I returned to attend workshops with the nicest, most cultivated artist, Homero Santamaria. He teaches Mixed media at Escuela Nishizawa de Pintura, at the renowned UNAM University, in Mexico City. These lessons gave me the push and courage I needed to call myself a fine artist.
I now focus solely on my art, and I wish to participate in more exhibitions and continue teaching painting workshops involving philanthropic causes, hoping to have fun and learn during the process!
I have participated in several expositions, and have been invited & represented by galleries in Mexico City and State. My work is showcased online and by Interior Designers in diverse projects. I am fortunate to have collectors from Mexico, Europe and The United States.
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