I'm Carolina, a born and raised Costa Rican artist, now residing on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina in the United States, where I moved to be with my husband ❤️
When I was about 9, my dad, who painted as a hobby, picked up his brushes again after a few years break. He started taking the family to small art shows in the city (in San José, Costa Rica) on the weekends, where he would chat with the artists and get tips to grow his own practice. Since then, I wanted to be an artist too.
I remember arguing with him in the car when I was 15, about not wanting to go college. He very frustratedly asked why, I said it was because all I wanted to do was to be an artist (as a teenager I thought you couldn't study art in university, for some reason) He said I could study art in college, and that was that. My path was decided.
I did go to University and graduated with a BFA with emphasis in painting in 2007 from University of Costa Rica and I've been a full time artist for while now. I love it. This is my passion, this is my happy place and I hope my art can bring some joy into your life and your home as well.
Since moving to the Outer Banks in 2011, my art, which had been filled mainly with urban scenery and crowded buildings, began to be influenced by the beautiful surroundings of my new home. As a result you can now see, more often than not, representative elements of the landscapes/seascapes from this part of the world in my work.
Thank you for stopping by!