Featured Artist: RICHARD RAMIREZ

Richard Ramirez
Was born in Manhattan in St vincents hospital, raised in the bronx and lives in Puerto Rico.
Living in the Bronx, NY in the ’60’s he was exposed to a wonderfully colorful environment.
Full of energy and inspiration at every corner. Richard was always interested in the rhythm of life and the beauty of the colors of his everyday environment. His style is remembrance of the peeking interest of the way the colors gave energy to his every stroke. As a young man Richard was working with sketches, markers and pencil. Making commissioned pieces for collectors that love his work and followed his career.
One piece that stands out from that time is the recreation of the cover to “The Stairway To Heaven” album by Led Zeppelin.

Richard loves surreal and abstract art. Growing up in the 60’s in the Bronx, He was exposed to a psychedelic world, and loved the hidden messages and subliminal undertones of this type of art.

Richard -“I say Art has to make you think.. most of the time anyway.. I find it to be a stress reliever for me”. He has worked with many different and mixed medias. Like gourd art, graphite pencils, markers, oil and acrylic and photography. Richard also ran a tattoo shop in the Bronx for more than 10 yrs. Were he made custom tattoo designs for customers.
Right now his choice of medium is acrylic paints upon gourds. His pieces can be found on canvas, paper and his favorite Organic Gourds.
One of his favorite pieces is “My Guardian Angel” This piece is special to him because it was born of a dream he had when he was about 10 years old. As soon as he awoke he had to sketched it out. Later on when he was older he rendered it on a canvas. Working in oil paints. It was his first real piece of art work . He really felt connected to this piece. During the years he lost it in a move. It was a difficult loss for Richard, because it was a piece that was part of his life and had always had it with him throughout his life. It was the Angel which took care of him.

Richard decided to recreate it again on a new and exciting medium “cardboard”.
Meeting a fellow artist Marthalicia Matarrita, who works on cardboard inspired him to do this. By seeing her work, it reminded him of his Angel. So the process of re-painting it with acrylics on cardboard began.

“My Guardian Angel” is still a work in progress and still remains his favorite piece of work simply because it was his piece that was from deep in his conscious mind and transferred itself into a dream.

Richard Ramirez, how would you describe yourself?
Richard: -There is a saying… “We are constantly invited to be who we are” I don’t know who wrote this, but I guess it describes me in a way.. I love the challenges life brings me .. and With God in my life I will find a way to fulfill His will in me.

What is your favorite thing to create? Richard -“Gourds, its a medium I found not too many people are doing.. so I keep challenging myself, I love the process, it keeps me grounded and makes me work for a piece of art.

I have to peel, cut and gut this organic matter and then comes the fun part of painting it for someone’s pleasure.

I do mostly custom work, I make my gourds to order.. so my clients give me a general Idea of what they want some more specific than others and I create them for them from tiny gourds to giant gourds. It is an amazing career it fills my time and gives me pleasure.

Here are some art works by: RICHARD RAMIREZ
“Mother Sun and Father Moon”

on Medium Gourd Inspired by a wonderful artist and friend who I call my sunshine and who pushes me to work harder everyday.

“The Magic Brush”

On a smaller Gourd If only my brush could do this.

“Iraida’s Beauty Salon”

On a large gourd commission work for a beauty salon when it comes to art. It enables me to find myself and lose myself all at the same time.

RICHARD RAMIREZ
Mornings like this prove God is great who else could create such an amazing world!
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Featured Artist: HELENE RUIZ

Helene Ruiz

Artist at birth. Helene Ruiz is one of the most influential artist of the century. We are blessed to have her artistic influence and her spiritual essence teaching and guiding us all. She grew up in NYC.  With the beauty of the city and it’s many buildings,the community became one of the most special memories in her mind just like a warm blanket. Helene gravitated towards art before she learned to talk. Creative in so many ways she knew that Art would always be the biggest love of her life.

Helene Ruiz’s career reached a peek when Helene had trauma and suffered a spinal cord injury.Being unable to move freely and do the many things she used to, she found refuge in art.He Father was one of the biggest influences in her, from very early on he supported and fueled the fire of creativity within Helene. He was also a creative soul and a wonderful human being. She states -“My father always taught me to think creatively. He would be my biggest creative influence growing up. I grew up in NYC. I cannot choose any for a particular favorite as they all have their special place in this puzzle of life.”“ The moment I wake up, I am inspired. I am sometimes compelled by my environment and my dreams. I was always called “strange or different” …. but I suppose it is because I see in a different way than others.

Helene Ruiz is an artist whom works with many organizations always looking for new talent, she currently curates for art6 Gallery in Richmond VA and has been featured in many places. Her works range from spiritual, to enigmatic to deep and intense. Helene brings emotion unto a canvas and evokes mother muse for many whom view her work.

In short Helene Ruiz is the spirit of art.

Website: http://heleneruiz.redbubble.com

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Helene Ruiz … Artista de nacimiento, es una de las artistas más influyentes del siglo.Tenemos la suerte de tener su influencia artística y su enseñanza esencia espiritual que nos guía. Ella creció en Nueva York. Con la belleza de la ciudad y sus numerosos edificios,la comunidad se convirtió en uno de los recuerdos más especiales en su mente como una manta caliente.Ella se inclinó por el arte antes de aprender a hablar.Creativo de tantas maneras que ella sabía que el arte siempre sería el más grande amor de su vida.La carrera de Helene Ruiz alcanzado un vistazo cuando Helene tuvo un trauma y sufrió una lesión en la médula espinal.Estando incapaz de moverse libremente y hacer las muchas cosas que solía, ella encontró refugio en el arte.

El Padre de Helene fue una de las mayores influencias de ella, desde muy temprano él apoyó y alimentó el fuego de la creatividad dentro de Helene. Él también era un alma creativa y un ser humano maravilloso. Ella afirma – “Mi padre siempre me enseñó a pensar de forma creativa. Él sería mi mayor influencia con mi creativa . Yo me crié en Nueva York. No puedo elegir cualquiera de uno de los favoritos, ya que todos tienen su lugar especial en este rompecabezas de la vida “.- “En el momento en que me despierto, me siento inspirado. A veces me veo obligado por mi entorno y mis sueños. Yo siempre fui llamado “extraño o diferente” …. pero supongo que es porque lo veo de una manera diferente que otros.

Helene Ruiz es un artista que trabaja con muchas organizaciones siempre en busca de nuevos talentos, ella actualmente cura exibiciones en la Galería art6 en Richmond VA y ha sido presentado en muchos lugares.Sus trabajos de arte van desde lo espiritual, a enigmáticos eh profundo e intenso. Helene aporta emociones a un lienzo y evoca la madre musa para muchos que admiran su trabajo.

En resumen Helene Ruiz es el espíritu del arte.

Para aprender mas de esta Artista visita:

http://heleneruiz.redbubble.com