Viva by VC
Fiesta themed paintings
My bold Viva by VC Art collection is inspired by my time in San Antonio, Tx. In 2013, I participated as a Duchess in The Order of the Alamo's Fiesta Court. Fiesta is a beautiful, vibrant tradition that started in 1891, where for one week, the whole city of San Antonio celebrates as it is showered in confetti and color. As a duchess, I experienced a whole year of meet-and-greets, dress fittings, Fiesta events, and exciting parties! I went from event to event living on caffeine and dessert buffets! What inspired me was the use of vibrant colors, the dazzling jewels on every duchess, the artist brilliance behind each court’s theme, and the imagination behind every mind blowing, spectacle of a party! This is exactly what I hope to bring to my Viva collection - visual "snapshots" of the luxurious, exciting Fiesta culture!
Long live the alamo!
Not only is the Alamo the symbol of San Antonio, but it is also the only building I find myself truly inspired to paint. Between the detailed columns and the aesthetically pleasing curves, there is much to love about this historical landmark.
Acrylic Animal Portraits
Growing up, animals were a big part of my childhood. Every animal I paint has some kind of significance to me - the most beloved pets of my childhood were dogs, the most interesting animal of my AU Animal Sciences classes were cows, and funny goat videos are my favorite thing to watch when I am bored! No matter where my painting inspiration takes me, my love for animals will always find its way into my collections.