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"Origins" Oil on Canvas

Hell-o from my little mountain in the Caribbean. For those who don’t know me, I live and work in the foothills of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Rainforest. As such, I am completely surrounded by the forces of nature and as such daily life is a constant reminder of the connections we share with the universe. I believe to understand those connections is our survival and our evolution. While I work with a variety of mediums and in a number of techniques, this desire to connect to the whole is a common chord in all of my work. My focus over the last year is to work simply with texture and color, without introducing recognizable icons in to the piece. It’s much the same as when you gaze up in to the heart of a tree… it becomes an abstract world of lights and darks, colors, lines, textures… pulling you in to its embrace. It’s this sensation I am attempting to recreate.

My plan is to share my process with you as I go along, in hopes that you’ll either find it interesting or inspiring or both. I look forward to your comments!


About monicalinvillefineart

I have been a working studio artist for over 30 years now. Self-taught, painting has been as much a part of my life as breathing. I learned by doing. Over 20 of those years have been spent on a little mountain in the Caribbean where my primary studio is located. I recently opened a second studio in Saratoga Springs, New York. I made the decision years ago that the best way to get people interested in coming to see my paintings was to simply be the best painter I could possibly be. Easel time. I put in a LOT of easel time. The gods have been good as I have been fortunate that in spite of my isolation from the art markets of the world, people still seek me out and find me. My work is now in collections around the world and students come to my mountain in search of instruction. My life has been good. I offer my world up to you as a refuge. I believe that is the purpose of my art.... it is a sanctuary for my soul while creating it and I would like it to be a sanctuary for yours while viewing it. I want to dance with you. I want to be part of your thoughts. I want to be part of your memory. Be delighted, please. Delight soothes the soul.
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