Dama De Rojo
Oil on linen
15" x 30"
Permanent Collection of the Bosque Art Center

There's something very interesting to me about Día de los Muertos. The way Mexican culture makes it not a day of sadness but a day of celebration, bringing the living, the dead and all associated icons together in a joyful holiday. My goal with this painting was to capture that combination and document our experience at last year's Dallas Dia De Los Muertos. I enjoyed painting all of these diverse elements, and at the center, a woman with ghostly makeup, yet a playful expression.

• Gold Medal Award Winner - Oil Painters of America 2020 Juried Salon Show

• Silver Medal Award Winner - 2022 Bosque Art Classic

• Art Patrons Purchase Award - 2022 Bosque Art Classic

• Select 50 Award of Distinction - 2022 Portrait Society of America

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