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How to start?

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

If you know me in person, you might not imagine how shy I was when I was a child. Product of perfectionist parents and growing up during a military dictatorship, my chances were a bit low on the "coming out of my shell" department. No drawing or essay was never good enough. A disapproving look from my Mom on something I was doing or saying would paralyze me. However, I eventually managed to become the artist I am. More to come on how I got here... Generally speaking, I am not afraid anymore of my abstract images or my occasional apparent lack of clarity about how I got to a certain place with my art practice. Today I am opening up my blog with these thoughts, very personal but also very universal: How do you start? My answer is by doing it; by breaking the shell and leaping to the unknown, trusting our instincts and our wit.

Not long ago, the Cambridge Art Association ( published my interview as a new member. You are welcome to know more about me from it:

Image: "What now", oil media on canvas, 12 x 16 inches, available for purchase. If you are interested in this or other paintings, please contact me here.

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Maria Banus
Maria Banus

Excelentes obras. Muy buen manejo de los colores

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