–artist Maritza Jauregui
Maritza Jauregui is an internationally renowned artist who started painting at a very young age. Born in 1970, she was 3 years old when she started watching her father paint and copying him. Later, she worked with clay and from this work, she received a scholarship for college. At the ripe old age of 17, Jauregui became an art teacher at some institutions and public schools in Veracruz, Mexico. In 1995, Jauregui moved to El Paso, Texas. Besides being widely exhibited in the United States and Latin America, Jauregui’s art is found across Europe. She specializes in oil, acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media. Jauregui is also a graphic artist for many companies, as well as a web developer.
I find that most artists have an artist’s statement on their websites. Following is Jauregui’s:
I believe that art is essential to life. We find ART in everything around us. Whether we identify with it or not, in the end, nobody can judge art, it is a personal affair between the medium and the creator.
Art is what frees the spirit and enables to express the most intimate emotions, so whether I feel happy or sad, it is reflected on my artwork.
Everything in the creative process is valid, as there is no right or wrong. A painting is a transparent door to the artist’s vision, and breaking a few rules once in a while makes creating Art a fun and interesting experience” – Maritza
I like her statement because I agree with what she is saying—art is essential and cannot be truly judged. Also, art is fun.
Following are some examples of her work using different mediums:
–Family Portrait, pastel and watercolor, 2009
—Free Spirit, watercolor on paper, 2009
—Love, El Paso, acrylic on wood, 2010
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