colorful and happy art + illustrating ICONIC WOMEN

South Kensington, Maryland | 309 Sales


colorful and happy art + illustrating ICONIC WOMEN

South Kensington, Maryland 309 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Violeta Barcenas

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Printing and packing! Some of our favorite DC Royals like Sonia Sotmoyar! First Latino woman in The Supremes!
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Violeta Barcenas - Violet Red

I am a Nicaraguan artist based in Washington, D.C.
My work is inspired by the diverse places and cultures in my life. I often go back in my mind to the spirit of Latin America. The smell of coffee, the blues and greens of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. The beat of the music, and the laugh of the people. I feel the need to think that we are all connected and we carry in us what we live, what we see, what we feel.

In 2007, a breast cancer diagnosis led me to re-discover a passion for creating Art. This time, with a twist, because whatever I created had to bring a happy tought or vibes to my life to help cope. A year after, with the help of other empowered women I founded Alter Eco; an eco-friendly incubator for women entrepreneur in Nicaragua. Sharing happy art became my principal work philosophy, along with connecting people with local artisans in Nicaragua.

After many years, today, what was formerly known as vebeche y cayetana became Violet Red Studio.

My most recent work, the Icon Series, is a tribute to WOMEN (long overdue). When I am not working, you can find me reading a book, hiking, or enjoying a good beer with husband and having long conversations with daughters about the humans quest for meaning.

Drop me a note and say hello. after all We are all connected.

Follow me on Facebook: and Twitter: @vbch or shoot me an e-mail to: violetredstudio [!at]

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  • Violet Red

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I love life and color. I work on paper, clay and fabric with mixed medium and a lot of water. Welcome to my studio of happy art.

  • Violeta Bermudez

    Marketer, Photographer, Writer

    writer, marketer and professional cheerleader. Also pop culture advisor and mentor on all millennial things

  • Cayetana Areas Barcenas

    Curator, Assistant, Photographer

    Elbow grease in the packing department. In charge of quality control. Internet savvy. Pinning lady.

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