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2019 Texas Book Festival

2019 Texas Book Festival

October 9, 2019

My book Spellbound is one of the selections for the 2019 Texas Book Festival, one of the largest and prestigious literary festivals in the country. Please join me at The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center as I speak and converse about the book and my paintings on Saturday, October 26, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 […]

Making Her Mark

Making Her Mark

August 28, 2019

I am honored to be participating in a group show “Making Her Mark: Art by Women” at the Meyer Gallery, Park City. Opening reception on August 30th from 6-9 pm during Park City Gallery Stroll. The show will hang until the last week of September. My latest painting “The Peacemaker” will be on view. It […]

“Spellbound” Book Release and Solo Exhibition

“Spellbound” Book Release and Solo Exhibition

May 17, 2019

Please join us tonight, Friday, May 17th from 5pm to 7pm at the Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe for an exhibition of new paintings with a book signing to celebrate the release of my debut book Spellbound. Spellbound is a retrospective of my paintings over the past decade and is published by the Unicorn Publishing […]

“Aurora” and “The Lovebird”

“Aurora” and “The Lovebird”

February 21, 2019

Two new paintings have arrived at Meyer Gallery in Park City. Aurora is the Roman goddess of dawn. I painted her appearing in fiery orange robes in a backdrop of a rosy early morning landscape…

“The Tempest” and “Child with Milagros”

“The Tempest” and “Child with Milagros”

January 22, 2019

Two new paintings are currently available: “The Tempest” at Arden Gallery in Boston and “Child with Milagros” at Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe. The idea for “The Tempest” came from two different sources. The first is Shakespeare’s play of the same title and the second from Fiordiligi’s aria of steadfast love in Mozart’s opera “Cosí […]

Pre-order “Spellbound”

Pre-order “Spellbound”

December 27, 2018

Fatima Ronquillo’s debut book Spellbound is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Unicorn Publishing Group and University of Chicago Press.  Spellbound is the first survey of the self-taught artist’s paintings. Over the past decade, Fatima Ronquillo has created a personal modern aesthetic by combining European old master techniques with a magical realism found in Early American Colonial and […]

Solo Exhibition: “Arcadia”

Solo Exhibition: “Arcadia”

September 14, 2018

Fatima Ronquillo’s recent explorations in mythological studies influence her latest work, which is a continuation of her charming, classically inspired painting style.  The Santa Fe artist borrows techniques and styles from European Old Masters, Spanish Colonial artists and other genres from the past; she then blends this Old World aesthetic with modern ideologies. Ronquillo often […]

ABQ Journal North, Sep.14-20, 2018

ABQ Journal North, Sep.14-20, 2018

September 14, 2018

“Unspoiled Wilderness: Local artist uses Greek Mythology to inspire Old World-style paintings”

Pasatiempo, September 14, 2018

Pasatiempo, September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

“They have been likened to jewels, which is an apt descriptor, as they are meticulously painted in a style that is reminiscent of the European Old Masters, with nearly iridescent subjects often posing before Arcadian landscapes.” ~Grace Parazzoli

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“Hers is an art quite literally full of life.”

 

Los Angeles Times

“These jewel-like paintings intuitively fuse different aesthetic traditions, folk art and old master, with natural grace and an uncanny quality that may be a species of magic.”

 

American Arts Quarterly

“… embraces her forebears not just intellectually but with her heart as well. Honest art is art worth paying attention to.”

 

Santa Fean