Life Is Art presents Miami Artists Live at GMCVB 2014 Annual Meeting
Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:00am – 2:00pm
PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Â Miami, FL 33132
GMCVB Partner: $65
Non-GMCVB Partner & Walk-Up: $75
Limited Self Parking is available and included with ticket.
For information, please call 305/539-3069 or email [email protected]
Buffet Lunch/Networking/Business Expo, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Business Meeting, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Join us to kick off the City of Miami Beach Centennial Celebration
Life Is Art presents Live Painting by Miami Artists
From 11:00am to 12:30pm, enjoy live painting by four diverse Miami artists, hosted by the GMCVB and curated by Life Is Art.
Born in Chiclayo, Peru in 1981 and grew up in Miami, Florida, Contreras has established herself as a true Miami artist. From painting murals in Miamiâ€™s street art scene, to exhibiting her art in various galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in the United States and abroad.
Contreras received her B.S. in Art Education and a Post-Graduate of Art in Teaching from Florida International University. She partook in the study abroad program in Florence, Italy where she studied the great masters of the High Renaissance. Next, she enrolled at the Art Students League of New York and was greatly inspired by street art.
Diana Contreras’s primary medium is oil paint yet, enjoys experimenting with anything she can make a mark with or on. From canvas, paper, to walls, her work deals with femininity, set in whimsical melancholic portraiture. With a distinct style in oil paint her work merges her love of caricatures with the painting techniques of the Old Masters to make it truly her own.
My work involves the creation of reproducing, integrating, and the study of old master techniques. In 2006, I began my illustrations. While studying artworks from the great masters in graduate schoole, I discovered the love for old techniques and a fascination of quality of the masters’ work. These became a prominent feature of my work. The characters in my work are called NOMiiE’s and not only are they part of my body of work, but also an illustrated book (in production), which contains stories about teens and young adults overcoming the struggles of life.
The NOMiiE’s are juxtaposed with dreams, comic heroes, villains, fairy tales, anything we can think of that relates to childhood and adult culture. Based on the nature of the book, the NOMiiE’s are also addressed into gender roles, fragility of family dynamic, violence; basically, the underlying of American society are played by a NOMiiE. The NOMiiE’s are a curious way to introduce these aspects of American Culture.
I am a Visual Artist in Miami Beach Fl.
I find inspiration in Persons, Animals, Nature and Typography.
I am passionate about making custom, unique creations using paints and wood and canvas.
I attained a Bachelores Degree in Graphic Design in 2003.
Terry Arroyo Mulrooney
It is About Visual Vibrancy
Terry Arroyo Mulrooney South Florida Fine Art Watercolor Artist with her signature touch of light and shadows offering Original Paintings, Prints and Commissions.
Born in Venezuela, Terry Arroyo-Mulrooney is mostly self taught, her goal to master watercolor. â€œI have much to learn and continue to study and grow.â€ Her unique style is recognizable, standing out among artists. Terry studied art in college and worked with nationally recognized artists, being fortunate winning many Awards with Watercolor Societies, other organizations and Solo Exhibitions with several galleries.
Using her photographic skill to develop her spatial acumen and perspective skills, Terry gaining an understanding of chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro is the use of light and dark shades to add contrast or volume in an art piece. Terry translates this concept into her watercolors. Her use of light and shadow enhances her subjectsâ€™ realism to bring subtle colors alive is perhaps her most defining characteristic as an artist. Because of its unique interplay of light, shade and color, Terry translates images from her camera lens into the soft, ethereal style that only watercolors offer, infusing each of her works with her signature touch of light and shadows.