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Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


31.4" h x 51.1" w x 1" d |2 lbs. 0 oz.

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"Family members come from different places in the world," states artist Cristina Lopez Casas. "Maybe not recently but surely before America was colonized, our ancestors lived in Europe and Africa. And then they met the first people of America." A diptych with figures facing each other with hands in motion as if to reach across different worlds. "I used the classic technique of glazed layers from a monochrome verdaccio followed by sienna and finished with bright and earthy colors."

Cristina Lopez Casas

Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

Artist Cristina Lopez Casas paints deeply personal and stirring portraits of women. “My work is a record of what a woman can do as an alternative to following the traditional role of family pillar,” says Cristina. “It gives me constant joy and peace, it is essential to my mental well being. Yes, art is therapy. And so much more once it connects to another woman's life.” Growing up in Chile, Cristina studied graphic design. She desired to be a painter but many obstacles delayed her dream. Soon after school, she married, had two sons and moved to California to start a business selling wrought iron furniture. Many years passed before an unexpected move to Mexico City allowed her to return to school for a Masters in Painting. Today, Cristina lives in Oaxaca, where she enjoys the support of a vibrant arts community. She paints in a small bamboo workshop on the roof of her house with a fantastic view of the mountains. When she’s not painting, she enjoys spending time with her partner, walking and talking about science, philosophy, art and food.


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