“To appreciate every day like the last because, just like we're here today, we can be gone tomorrow.” - excerpt from the artist
Lina is a Colombian artist, photographer, and educator. She moved to the U.S. in 1999. After living in Tampa, Florida, she relocated to Frisco, Texas in 2012, with her husband and daughter.
Lina holds a B.A. in Art from Universidad Autonoma del Caribe and certification in Art Instruction from Fundacion Universitaria Bellas Artes, both in Colombia. She also holds a certification in Digital Photography from the University of South Florida. In addition to her formal education, she has taken multiple classes and seminars focused on art and have exhibited her works in both the U.S. and abroad.
She happily spends many hours in front of the easel in order to bring her paintings to life. She enjoys the lengthy time she spends focusing on the most basic details and being able to see the transformation from concept and simple brushstrokes into a finished painting. Through her artwork, she seeks to explore the beauty in the simplicity of nature. To appreciate every day like the last because just like we're here today we can be gone tomorrow.
Her work represents freedom by the means of animals, dancers, abstract, and mixed media. As a result of this, she is able to identify herself. There are no rules, no pressure from the outside world.
Being an artist, Lina is passionate about art and is happy to serve on the Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, is a member of Frisco Arts Association, the Texas Visual Art Association Creating Art is a way to reflect your soul and to appreciate where you are in life.
“My main focus when I create my works is to bring something to life and express my feelings to them in such a way that the viewer may do the same.” - Lina
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