Venezuelan-born visual artist based in Miami, Florida. Carolina has been making art since childhood. Strongly influenced by her grandfather; who was also a visual artist, she became in contact with many forms of art. She experienced the passion to create and express herself experimenting in multi-medias.
Carolina is familiar with large public art through her work as a muralist. She has worked as an artist mentor with the mile-long Hubbard Street Mural Project in Chicago, creating a mural based on the image of her painting titled " Sea Lions".
Her visual art includes mixed media collages, acrylic paintings and watercolors.
My education and professional career started in a very different field but my commitment to visual arts was too powerful and soon it grew into a life time interest.
I recognized my immense need to create and to explore different medium; feeling an immediate attraction for the fluidity and versatility of the acrylic painting.
I often will introduce texture and collages to my work as a way to explore collective and emotional matters and to encourage the viewer to reflect upon the object they are viewing.
I use many different mediums, such as watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
We live in a difficult but inspiring world, and there is so much out there... an inspiration might come to me suddenly or sit inside me for a while to emerge days or even weeks later. I don’t get restricted my my own medium. It is just as possible to be inspired by a film-maker, fashion designer, writer or friend than another artist. Cross-pollination makes for an interesting outcome. Don't expect inspiration to happen when anyone else is watching. It usually happens in the silence of my own thoughts, and could be gone in a second.
Having a special passion for teaching, she has been an Art teacher and one-on-one freelance art instructor and coach, for the last five years. She designed a fun and dynamic program to expose children to different media and to guide them in the process of expressing their imagination through art. That is how her educational project, The Artsy Hippo was born.
Carolina has created new ways of raising funds for schools. Her program "Fundraising through Art" is designed to coordinate, facilitate and assist with all aspects of making and creating works of art in schools. These artworks are then auctioned in a Fundraising Event. The program provides all art materials and offers hands on teaching assistance. Carolina brings the experience in art making, composition, color etc and guides each student do their part.
The process of creating unique art pieces to be auctioned offers a learning opportunity and a fun class experience. What's great about these collaborative efforts is that everyone gets involved to give something back to the school.