Hello Lynda, please introduce yourself
I am an artist from Cali, Colombia and graduated in Architecture at Universidad del Valle with a deep interest in the visual arts. Also, i’m the daughter of a painter and a social sciences teacher who taught me the love for color and aesthetics.
How did your interest in painting develop?
I have been painting since I was a child but in my career as an architect I forgot that vocation a bit. Until I began to decorate the spaces that I built with murals and so I reconnected with my essence. At first I started with murals but quickly I wanted to explore inks, watercolors and acrylic paints, discovering a whole world of colors and shapes that made me very happy.
Let’s talk about forms and colors
My love for geometric shapes may be due to my training as an architect. It’s their precision and their perfection that we can find in the everyday life. Geometric shapes make it easier for me to represent the world. My color palette is very saturated, because these colors fill me with energy, they change everything around them, they cannot be ignored and I love the effect they have.
Do you have specific goals right now?
I have two goals as an artist: The first one is to be able to unblock my mind enabling me to reach my maximum potential of creation. I feel that personal work goes hand in hand with the quality of expression that my paintings have, so it is essential for me to preserve the happiness that painting gives me. Without that I would not be able to continue. The second goal is to reach many people, so that I can transmit my art to the widest possible audience and find many people who enjoy it as I do. I think it’s great when we connect with other people through art.
Art to me is a way of life where I can express myself freely and explore without boundaries all that I enjoy seeing.
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My philosophy as an artist and at the same time the most difficult thing I commit myself to every day is to express myself adequately. We all have many thoughts inside our heads that limit us and it is the duty of an artist to throw all that away to express all that he/she has inside. One’s maximum potential, whatever the message is, deserves to be shown to the world because there will always be someone who identifies with it.
Thank you, Lynda.