Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I moved to Virginia

I finally moved to Virginia. It is so beautiful here! the weather is just lovely and I'm enjoying it so much.
Downtown Lynchburg
My new studio is very practical. It has a sink and plenty of room for all my supplies and machines.

I miss the art life of Houston because there was something to do every weekend. Some people thought I was crazy because I had an art festival, show or market every single weekend but I loved it.

Recently the magazine Sunshine Artist featured my booth and I was thinking how hard my husband and I worked to make my booth easy to transport, functional, customized and CHEAP.
My art booth feature in Sunshine Artist Magazine

I got asked over and over, where did you get your panels? where did you get your print rack and your desk? and the answer is, I made them. 
I notice my sales went up considerably every time I will add something new and better looking. 
I took pictures every time I made something so I will be sharing with my readers how I made them and how it worked.

Right now I have no plans on doing any shows or art festivals any time soon. My husband is starting med school in 8 days so he will be not going to be able to help me. 

I'm selling my art here www.etsy.com and in some galleries around Houston and Galveston, TX. I am also planing on applying in galleries here in Virginia. So far I am doing very well between the galleries and commissions.
Now that I'm not doing shows anymore I got more active on Twitter  Pinterest and Instagram so if you have an account and wants to follow me you can do it by clicking the links above.
I leave you with a picture of my  latest painting.
:Dapper Fox" 8"x10" Acrylic on stretched canvas.
Have a great week :D

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Help me to spread the word about my work

I started painting professionally on July 4th of this year and as local fairs and festivals are ending I would like to have an online presence to be able to keep working as a full time artist. 

Help me by sharing my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adrisfolkart and you can enter this give away. Follow the rules on this picture. The varnished matted canvas can be framed with no glass as you would do with an original painting. 

Thank you so much for your help!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Getting real

When I started painting I use to paint very naive faces and backgrounds. 
I love naive art and I still make paintings in that style but as I keep studying painting I stated painting more realistic. 
I don't like photo realistic painting so much but I like when you can create something surreal.
This cow is inspired by the 15th century painting "Isabella of Portugal" and a happy cow. My daughter name her "The Queen of the Bovines" 

"The Queen of the Bovines" acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Alice in Wonderland new series.

I made a new series of paintings based on Alice in Wonderland. 
It was a lot of fun creating these paintings and this one is Alice.

I opened back my Etsy shop so you can see all my other paintings and soon I will be listing my prints.
Visit my shop 
and if you like my work remember to like my facebook page. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013


 When I watched the movie "dinner for schmucks" I was amazed by the dioramas in the movie. I thought how cool would it be to put the little dolls I am already making with a background.
The idea grew stronger as one of my clients told me that she loved my figurines but she wouldn't know where to put them and she made the comment "if this one was in a painting I would hung it" so that comment was the last sign to put my little creations in a shadow box.
I call them dioramas because of the movie but I'm sure there is another name for them.

This little Humpty Dumpty is already sold but I enjoyed the short time he got to live with me.

Humpty Dumpty

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Showing the paintings I made for a Show

I was accepted to the "Director's Cut Show" this is an exhibition at the East End Studio Gallery in Houston Texas. All my paintings made it so I am very exited.
The show starts April 26th at 6pm and ends May 4th at 9pm.
The show is about directors and movies. I chose the director Wes Anderson and the movies "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Fantastic Mr Fox" I had a lot of fun making these paintings, mostly because I'm trying new techniques and mediums. 
If you want any of these paintings but you are unable to attend you can pay for them through paypal and I will ship them to you after May 4th. I'm putting the prices in the description.
"Fantastic Fox" 5x7oil on canvas $100

"Sam" 12x12 oil on canvas $200

"Suzy" 12x12 Oil on canvas $200

Saturday, March 30, 2013


When I show on fairs, shows and any kind of market I'm always asked the same question. Where does your inspiration comes from? Inspiration comes from so many different places.It can be a movie, a chat, another artist, your kids and even a vision in your head.
Sometimes and art call from a gallery or art collective drives you to get inspired by the title of the call. In my case the next paintings comes from the fast approaching call for art "Director's Cut" there is going to be one here where I live in Houston and the other show in California.

This is a WIP (work in Progress) of "Sam" from the movie "Moonrise Kingdom"
This is also a practice of the new oil techniques I learnt  In this case it is oil rub technique. Working wet on wet but not being "alla prima technique".
So, Where does inspiration comes from? for me each painting has it's own story.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A little break and painting with oils

I worked so hard during the holidays! first, the shows and fairs and then the commissions. I finished my last Christmas commission on February 15.

Little ornaments made with clay
I learned so much about fairs and festivals I think I can write a book. I think I over did it though. 
My husband helped me so much. Going with me (and the kids) setting up the booth, going to pick me up and taking care of 4 kids while I'm there. 
With all that painting, making doll, figurines, making prints, pendants, boxes, selling and talking, talking and talking I had to take a break.
On my break I started working with oils and I love them. This is my first piece. 
The canvas is not toned but I'm just starting so I forgot. 

I started with the drawing. In this case the drawing doesn't have much detail. It's like posterizing the image with your drawing, looking for shadows and lights.

 I worked wet on wet but I'm learning the old masters method of layering. 
I will not stop painting whimsical art, I'm just too in love with it but I always like to learn new techniques and play. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

When the paintings come to life.

I while ago I took some classes and, even though I haven't sculpt in a while, I grab some fabric, paper clay and paint and voila! this little things came out. 
I made the bodies out of fabric and the face is clay. I painted them with acrylics.
This is my little mouse, I call him "Ratoncito" 

Hey, I'm a kitty cat and I meow, meow, meow 

This is a little dalmatian, I use to have a real one years and years ago. Dan was his name and I loved him with all my heart.
 I, sometimes, get obsessed with a medium and I can't stop using it. This time is clay.
I'm going to be doing tons of arts and crafts shows and fairs. I hope if you are near Houston Texas, can come and see me. That's gonna be so cool.
Now I leave you with a question, what is your medium obsession?



Monday, August 27, 2012

Little Mouse

I can't stop working! I am having so much fun with the animal series. I think I can do anything. This is another little painting (4"x6") that I finished. It has a lot of texture. 
I don't know what it is about this theriocephaly art that attracts so many people. I saw some very cool Photoshoped pictures of human bodies with animal head.
Now I'm working on the figurines to go with the painting. Stay tuned :)