"Abstract Art is my Passion. It opens my mind to something unimaginable. It brings thoughts, experiences and feelings you can only find in something you truly love.
Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by art and the beauty surrounding me. From an early age, I was encouraged to practice painting and was inspired by my mother, a skilled painter herself. Paintings of all styles, especially those from masters like Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Armando Reveron, Oswaldo Vigas and Jesus Rafael Soto have been especially inspirational.
Desire and years of practice and persistence led to my contemporary style. Influenced by Latin culture, I love to incorporate vivid and warm colors. By combining oil and acrylic paints with pastels, gels and mediums, I focus on creating simplicity and harmony.
Most of my artworks possess intense 3-D texture to provide an individual perspective for each spectator. My paintings wrap seamlessly around the edge of the canvas and they can be hung on their own or framed to beautify any space.
Enjoy my Paintings!"
Carmen is a self-taught artist and has participated in important juried and solo exhibitions, silent and live auctions; and sold her paintings around the world.
She currently works from her studio in Raleigh, NC.
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Exhibitions and Awards
- 2013. Solo Exhibition - The Montague Building - Triangle Blvd Tv. Raleigh, NC.
- 2013. Triangle Heart Ball - American Heart Association Art Auction - Convention Center. Raleigh, NC.
- 2013. For the Love of Art - Art Auction - Marriott Hotel. Raleigh, NC.
- 2012. Duke Center for Eating Disorders - Art Auction and Show - Duke Medicine. Durham, NC.
- 2012. For the Love of Art - Art Auction - Marriott Hotel. Raleigh, NC.
- 2011. Featured Artist - Visual Art Exchange Gallery. Raleigh, NC.
- 2011. Latino Diamante Award Art Auction - Durham Marriott Convention Center. Durham, NC.
- 2011. Art of the Auction - North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, NC.
- 2011. Solo Exhibition - United Arts Council. Raleigh, NC.
- 2011. Solo Exhibition - The Gallery at Vintage21. Raleigh, NC.
- 2011. For the Love of Art - Art Auction - Marriott Hotel. Raleigh, NC.
- 2011. Squared2 - Visual Art Exchange Gallery. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. 18 Great Paintings, Illustrations, Drawings, Sculptures & Digital Photography - Featured Artist - Art of Day, artofday.com.
- 2010. The Canvas Project 3 - Encyclopedia Book. Brooklyn Museum Art Library. Brooklyn, NY.
- 2010. Sale for the Season - Visual Art Exchange. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. "Healthcare" Award. Juried Landscape Art Show. Cary Gallery of Artists. Cary, NC.
- 2010. 20th Annual Works of Heart. Live Art Auction against Aids. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. "Honorable Mention" Award. Fine Arts League of Cary Miniature and Small Works Show. Cary, NC.
- 2010. "In the Pink". Fashion/Hair Show. Silent Auction. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. artSpark Digital Galley. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. "Painting or Print". Publication. Visual Overture Magazine.
- 2010. Duke Center for Eating Disorders. Silent Auction. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. "Snapshot". Visual Art Exchange Gallery. Raleigh, NC.
- 2010. Mural Exhibition. Club Nova. Carrboro, NC.
- 2010. Marriott Hotel. Solo Exhibition. Raleigh, NC.
- 2009. 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Fine Arts League of Cary. Cary, NC.
- 2009 and 2010. Spanish for Fun Schools. Solo Exhibitions. Raleigh and Cary, NC.
Videos and Photos
"For the Love of Art" - Marriott City Center - February 2011
"Works of Heart" - Progress Energy Center - October 2010