Thank you so much to Sandra of the newly launched and already great art blog artisticmoods.com. Please visit the website as I have discovered and enjoyed so many talented artists’ works. According to Sandra she created the blog to provide a “a place where art will be shared & celebrated extensively.” I am very honored that she asked to feature my work….
June 9, 2013
These are the delicate portraits of Fatima Ronquillo; a self-taught artist based in New Mexico, who paints magical personages belonging to a world that is different from that of ours. Beautifully humble and a delight to look at… Fatima’s work is oftenly combined playfulness, humor and, above all, mystery.
Alongside other symbols of romance, such as arrows and blindfolds, Fatima’s characters regularly carry what is now known as a “lover’s eye”. These tokens carried the significance of a secret love in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were placed in personal belongings such as broches and boxes, and were only recognizable for the lover and the beloved.
Like the lover’s eye, most Fatima’s portraits are originally small of size (9 by 7 inches). Her characters are undetermined, belonging to an undetermined world. A perfect scene scene to allow the viewer a doorway to imagination… ~ Artistic Moods