Since I have
memory, I remember having a note pad at school, college or at pretty serious
meetings at work. Yes, I took notes of the main ideas, but my hand has a mind
of his own and near my notes there were always some random simple and
elaborated patterns that sometimes represent objects, some others they were
just what I call a “primitive sort of art”.
The repetition of
innocent patterns taking sometimes complicated shapes can be seen in ceramics,
textiles and utilitarian pieces from Ancient Worldwide Cultures made centuries
ago. Sure the one I can tell the most about is the pre-Incas and Incas art of
my beloved Peru!
Through the years
I find out that scientist researchers made different tests and investigations
that proof that what is call DOODLING and/or TANGLING are THERAPEUTIC artistic activities that reduce stress, keep you calm
and improve cognitive performance.
Many times I heard
people complaining about their lack of artistic talent. And here is when the
wonder of doodling comes! Once you get familiar drawing with ink a few traces,
your hand will start “thinking” by itself and making patterns that you didn’t
have in mind when you start drawing. Adding a few real elements and doodling or
painting them will result in an art work that you could hang in your walls!
You will see that
there’s no right or wrong and you can improve your skills faster and easier
than you thought. With no pressure at all the peace of spirit; mind and soul
will come out leaving apart the stress, the lack of concentration or any other
My dream is to share with you how to turn your doodling in a
piece of visual art .Come to one of our workshops! Join me into this journey
and together we will find out the inner artist in you.
To the joy of having a piece of Peruvian Art
hanging on your wall, add a fragment of Peruvian History. Each of my Peruvian
Series paintings has a brief cultural or historic note in the Certificate of
Authenticity document. Go to “Peruvian Art” or “Peruvian Icons” and choose from
You can get an 8” x 10” high quality print
(artist approved and certified), mounted on an 11” x 14” mat for $50.00 (incl.
tax) + shipping. No extra charge for the
culture and history!
PERU is a land of joy,
rhythm, vibrant colours and unique flavours. A country that is the reflection
of the influences from more than 1500 years of Pre-Inca and Inca Empire legacy
and immigrant cultures, as well as the richness of their natural geographical
zones: the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle.
Growing up, I fell in love with this unique fusion of
the culture, traditions and flavours of four different continents co-existing
harmoniously and combining the “Pre-Inca” and “Inca staples” with European,
African and Asian influences. How I cannot? Peru offers an empire of hidden
treasures and is home to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition!The
diversity, color, creativity and multiple functions of Peru's folk art has made
it a fundamental activity of Peru's cultural identity.
Peru boasts one of the largest
varieties of Arts and Crafts on Earth and is steeped in centuries of history,
imbued with pre-Hispanic shapes and symbols which have merged with others
brought over by the Spaniards. Peru has forged a multiple and complex identity
which is paradoxically one of the reasons why Peruvian arts and crafts are
tending to shift towards naïf art, lending their works a touch of innocence.
Currently I focus all my
efforts in what I call “My Peruvian Series”. In these paintings are represented
some Icons from the Pre-Inca and Inca times and country scenes of daily live,
rescued from vivid memories that a cosmopolitan and modern Peru could not ever
make me forget. I came from a land of traditions, a land of cultural baggage…a
land of wonders!