I am a painter who works primarily with oils on canvas.
Faithful to my Latin American roots, my work references the realm of magic realism and color.

My realistic imagery is placed in a dreamlike composition. My theme is light as to revealing oneself from the inside out.

I use strong, bold, vibrant colors to denote emotions. I work from darkness to light. After outlining the image on the canvas, I cover it with a mix of burnt umber and yellow ochre, sometimes adding a little ivory black. The image is uncovered with a rag establishing light and dark areas and so creating visual movement.

I aim to transport the viewer into an internal space of self reflection and insight when viewing my work.

Beatriz E. Ledesma. Fine Arts

Looking Toward the Horizon
Oil on Canvas
25" x 33"