Painter Ramona Marquez-Ramraj presents a bold collection of abstract and figurative paintings. Enjoy her work and visit her website to see more.
My name is Ramona Marquez-Ramraj and I am from Venezuela in South America. Living in a big family, where everyone had their own dreams (or no dreams at all) I considered myself the odd one. I was the one who loved reading, drawing and solitary places.
As a child going to the supermarket with my mother, I saw a lovely, wonderful, colourful little pack of crayons. I held it and its magic smell took me to a wonderful world, the world of art. By then I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up—fill peoples’ homes with brightly coloured paintings.
But life is not what you plan to be sometimes. Going to college took me on a different path because art was not available in my small town. Then marriage came and two beautiful children. We moved to Canada and I became a full-time parent until my children finished school and moved on to their own lives.
That is the time when I wondered what to do. The little child holding the wonderful little pack of crayons talked to me… Paint! and paint I did!
I live in Ontario, Canada now with my husband and my dog. As a self-taught visual artist, I work with acrylic and mix media on canvas, paper and wood panels.
My expressionist art reflects the way I feel at the moment. I paint vibrant and energetic colours when my soul flies through the music of life. When I feel in a serene and calm place, I paint black and white lines with geometrical pieces, giving me a sense of control and definition.
In order to be more confident about my artwork, I enrolled in recreational centres that offered art classes with well-known and talented artists in the area.
My first submission to an art show where my artwork was recognized and awarded gave me the confidence that I am on the right path in my life. I create work that provides happiness and at the same time, a sense of calmness in people homes.
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