Gema Lopez's Profile

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As a child I spent many hours watching my grandfather, who was a muralist in central Mexico, paint whimsical oils of our favorite Disney characters as gifts for us. It was my exposure to his talent and skill that sparked my life long love of painting and drawing.

That pursuit was side-tracked a bit when instead of majoring in fine arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts I chose to major in graphic design. After working in the graphic design field for 20 plus years I decided to leave the corporate marketing arena, move back to the town I was raised in and pursue my real passion.

My goal is to create artwork that I'm proud of and that others will enjoy viewing and owning.

I'm a member of the Pastel Society of West Coast Artists. I teach pastel technique workshops in the San Francisco Bay…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 1
  • Joined October 9, 2011

Favorite materials

Oils, Pastels, graphite and colored pencils

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    Beautiful Original Oil Paintings and Pastels

About

As a child I spent many hours watching my grandfather, who was a muralist in central Mexico, paint whimsical oils of our favorite Disney characters as gifts for us. It was my exposure to his talent and skill that sparked my life long love of painting and drawing.

That pursuit was side-tracked a bit when instead of majoring in fine arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts I chose to major in graphic design. After working in the graphic design field for 20 plus years I decided to leave the corporate marketing arena, move back to the town I was raised in and pursue my real passion.

My goal is to create artwork that I'm proud of and that others will enjoy viewing and owning.

I'm a member of the Pastel Society of West Coast Artists. I teach pastel technique workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and also at the Mendocino Arts Center. I've shown my work in the Bay Area and at some juried high-end outdoor shows in Southern California. I'm just now starting to look into venues in my hometown.

My other passions are knitting, cooking and gardening. My favorite shops and items listings reflect those passions. I'm excited about the possibilities on Etsy and excited to help other artists get noticed too.

Hope you enjoy my work!

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