Hello! I am Lucia and I have been an artist and an art instructor for the past 25 years. I was born in Lima, Peru, and I remember always being interested in some form of creative exploration, from short story writing to theater custom design, or mural painting. I got a taste for arts education in the early 90's, when as a college arts student, I taught drawing, painting and clay to young pupils at different private schools and throughout Lima, Peru. I have been teaching from my home town in OC, California since 2002. I teach a wide variety of drawing, painting and clay sculpture classes for schools and organizations such as the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc., the Huntington Beach Art Center, the Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center, private retreats, online and in beautiful places abroad. I prefer to refer to my artwork as canvas journals, as I believe that art is the most wonderful and pure form of non-verbal self-expression and I work with a variety of mixed-media techniques. My pieces are very textural, with a use of bold colors, and reflect somehow my graphic design background in the need to add text within the work, and to convey a message using lots of symbolism. My work reproduces familiar visual signs rearranged into new conceptually layered pieces. A bit surreal, my work is my final interpretation of one’s life's desires, fears, happiness, and of course passion. Let's create together!