NAL Artist’s Galleries – Maritza Bermudez
I am a third generation artist. My inspiration and interest in art comes from a family background of painters and writers. I started painting 35 years ago when I moved to Wheaton, Illinois, so I consider myself a late bloomer. Painting has become my passion, my addiction and I paint every day.
My favorite medium are watercolors, acrylics, and pastels, although I also paint with oils. Every medium is challenging in its own way and unpredictable. You can begin with a concept, and as you express it on the paper it ends up being something completely different. The empty canvas and papers are waiting for me to receive my energy and my feelings.
Flowers and nature are my favorite subject as inspired by the beautiful tropical flora of my native island, Puerto Rico. I can depict these themes in realistic, abstracts and mixed media. I paint in series since many paintings of the same subject can better capture my feelings. I am currently working on a series of paintings depicting forests which I call “Enchanted Forest Series”. Fruit Series, Seascapes, Galaxy Series, Faces, and Spiritual Series are my favorite series.
It is my hope that those who come in contact with my artwork, enjoy looking at it as much as I have enjoyed creating it.