Colombian born artist Astrid Mora has a busy month ahead of her. She is one of several artists who will be in the October Vivid Expression of Art Exhibit at 110 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, and she will be exhibiting her expressive paintings at the Armory Art Center as well. The 110 show begins on October 3 and runs through November 4, 2011 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
An elementary school teacher with the School District of Palm Beach County, Astrid will have paintings at the Armory Art Center in the Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association Exhibition. The show begins with a reception on October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and runs until November 11, 2011. The Armory is located at 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach.
Astrid, who studied art in Colombia, later traveled to Spain where she earned her Masters Degree in Art History. After several years living in Spain and exhibiting her work, she moved to the States and made West Palm Beach her home. In Florida, she received a dual-certification in art and education from Palm Beach State College. In 2007, she was awarded for Academic Excellence in the Palm Beach State College Annual Art Awards, and the same year she won First Place in painting at the 21st Annual PBSC Student Art Exhibition with her painting “Open Borders.”
“My paintings show my passion for life. I look for balance between nature and human beings,” states the artist. Over the years she’s continued to create and exhibit her artwork exploring many mediums — painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors, shooting fine art nature photographs, and expressionistic works in mixed media. “My art captures flora and fauna in danger on our planet and shows how human beings relate to our world. My travels have become an infinite source of inspiration. I work with realistic and dynamic figures, using natural and voluptuous colors, organic forms and earth tones that are a deep expression of my vitality and mood as much as of my culture.”
Her work is included in private and public collections and has been exhibited in galleries, group shows and museums in Colombia, Spain, Italy, France and the USA. Make sure to visit 110 East Atlantic Avenue or the Armory Art Center to see her work, and for now enjoy the slideshow.
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