Featured Artist: Patricia Awapara
Notes from the Artist:
My story begun around forty years ago, in a far, far away land… ok, not so far, just 5,000 miles, in a city called Lima -Peru. Known for their delicious dishes like “Ceviche” and “Lomo Saltado”. And recently “Machu-Picchu” was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Anyway, getting back to my story… after 16 years of Peruvian Ceviche, my parents moved us (my three sisters and me) to the US. Change is always difficult, but we adjusted quickly. Through the years, life happened, and art became a long forgotten passion. I didn’t get married or had kids, but I had to pay bills and had to have fun, which i did plenty, so I m not complaining. It wasn’t until my thirties that I got a chance to take an art class. It had been years since I was surrounded by art supplies, so at the store, I got an adrenaline rush!. After that, I took a few more classes, won a few awards, and got hooked to creating new pieces. The strange thing was that it took me 10 years to gather focus, discipline and the courage needed to follow my dreams. Now, here I am! finally quit my day job to do what i love. I am painting, growing as an artist and enjoying the process. It is a humbling experience.
Official Webpage: http://www.awapara.com/
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