In Puerto Rico? Come see me in the rainforest!

"Mundillo Strings" Watercolor on Paper

I will be up at the El Portal Visitors’ Center this weekend, at the El Yunque National Rainforest, displaying my work and working my work! This month I’m introducing some new prints that represent a techinique that I developed back in the early 90’s that I call Fusionism. This technique is a process that either uses distinct drawings layered upon one another to create a tapestry-like effect or takes individual pieces of one drawing and inserts them in to another for some fabulous textural effects. I’ve pulled some of the paintings that I think well represent this technique and made some lovely archival, fine art prints available to the public. I’m showing them for the first time this weekend at El Portal.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see a work in progress. This month I’ll be working on a mixed media tapestry, using paint, embroidery and beads. This process results in intensely colored, rich, textural tapestries meant to be framed and hung like any other fine art painting. As with Fusionism, this is a process unique to me that I developed in response to my love of pattern and texture in my paintings. In this case the texture is true to the touch!

We’ll be up on the second floor of the center, Thursday through Sunday, from 9-4:00. El Portal is located on the right side of Rte. 191, just before the entrance to the park, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Come see the beauty of the rainforest through the eyes of an artist!


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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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