VioletredStudio

Prints, Cards and Gifts with a Girl Power Punch.

Kensington, Maryland
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Announcement    Hello and Welcome!!
Let me know if I can help. Do you have a different palette in mind? send me a note.

Are you buying more than one print? Use Code SETOFTWO for 10% discount on any two items and SETOFFOUR for 20% on any 4 items.

Find me everyday on Instagram @violetredstudio
or at home www.violetredstudio.com

Have a great day!

Violeta

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 2, 2022

Hello and Welcome!!
Let me know if I can help. Do you have a different palette in mind? send me a note.

Are you buying more than one print? Use Code SETOFTWO for 10% discount on any two items and SETOFFOUR for 20% on any 4 items.

Find me everyday on Instagram @violetredstudio
or at home www.violetredstudio.com

Have a great day!

Violeta

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About VioletredStudio

Sales 5,616
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Hey there!

My name is Violeta Barcenas. I am a Self-taught Nicaraguan mixed media artist and illustrator. I try to combine colors, patterns, and words to create pieces that inspire and bring joy. Violet Red is my dream.

I started painting since I was a little kid. My mom is a Watercolorist, so I grew up with a lot of art supplies and motivation. However, when it was time for college I went all in for Advertising, I wasn't confident enough that one could make a living as an artist. I guess we could say I Chickened-out of The Artist Life. Many many years later, I was in my thirties and got diagnosed with breast cancer, so it was either courage or courage. I started painting to cope. Got supplies and it all came rushing in. At that time I promised myself that if I survived it was going to be on my terms! With a long recovery ahead I turned focused on art, I wasn't good at first, but good enough to keep going (Or so I told myself). This is who I was choosing to be. This is who I am: an artist... The 8 year old inside me was jumping!

Why does one need to face death to deep dive into self-discovery? I don't know! But art saved me. I drew and painted for myself inspired by all things positive. A sort of affirmation for my everyday in art form. That's why my artwork is all about positive art. Then orders started rolling in, slooooowly and from then, after my Chemo, I realized this was something I could do. I decided to open a store in my hometown. That is the peak of my courageousness! The rush of life running through me. I was on fire at 36.

For political reasons we had to leave the country, the store, the family. We had to start over again. However, nothing was gonna stop me. Fortunately the internet was filled with new opportunities and I kept my clients and opened a little online shop. We moved around so much it was difficult to keep it going. We lived in Bolivia, in Honduras, in Panama, in Mexico, until finally we ended up in the DMV Area. I was a little discouraged to start over, but then my team stepped in! My husband and two daughters pushed me to get a license and start my business here...and then, in 2017 Violet Red Studio was born.

I do a lot of mixed media. I love ink and the versatility acrylics give me. However, recently (about 8 years ago) I discovered Procreate and Tayasui Sketches, drawing and painting apps you can use on an iPad. For a traveler like me, that is great news. It was hard! learning and re-learning but I am so happy I took the time because now I enjoy working digital as much as analogue.

I AM KNOWN For: (At least I think...)
The Iconic Women Collection
While living in Ciudad de Mexico, I was really inspired by Frida, and in 2016 The Iconic Women Series was born with a quirky portrait I did of Frida for my youngest daughter's bedroom. The project scaled really quickly as my two daughters got involved and started learning with me about amazing women in history. In Latin America, we have the "Sobre-mesa" Just chitchat after dinner "hanging out at the table". At that time, all sobremesa was spent talking about women! I loved it. everyone got passionate about it. So, now in 2017, the collection has 87 portraits.

Shop members

  • Violet Red

    Illustrator, Curator

    The artist. This is me! Violeta Barcenas Chamorro. I am a self-taught Nicaraguan mixed media artist. I am in love with this project. This is my dream life so I hope that percolates in my art and I hope it brings you inspiration and joy.

  • Violeta Bermudez

    Photographer, Writer, Owner

    The Writer. Violeta loves to tie art with stories. She loves to travel and you can, always, always, find her reading a cool novel. Someday I will read hers! She is in charge of everything "writing" e-vry-thing...so nothing would work without her!

  • Cayetana Areas Barcenas

    Curator, Assistant, Operations

    The Manager. A cool maverick with many talents. Cate has worked her way up from cute toddler model to the youngest operations manager ever. (CC: Forbes Magazine) She is also a maker so I am sure we will be celebrating her opening her own shop soon.

Production partners

  • Denik

    UT, United States

    print shop

  • A Local Print Shop

    Gaithersburg, Md.

    Woman Owned Printing press in Gaithersburg,MD

  • An online Print Shop

    Charlotte, NC

    Printer partner

  • Pure Buttons

    OH, United States

    Buttons and sticker producer

  • Online Print shop

    NY, United States

    Leading printer of magnets and stickers online

  • Vida

    Turkey

    Print Shop Promoting Artists around the world.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Please contact me directly to learn more about our wholesale program!

Custom and personalized orders

I am not taking any custom order at the moment. Hopefully will be back for that in January.

Sizing details

All greeting cards are 5x7" and we offer several sizes for prints that are available in the drop down menu when you are selecting your order. Hopefully soon I will have larger sizes!

Gift wrapping and packaging

available!!! custom tissue paper for boxes and they all go with a gift tag.