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Nuestra Arte: Explore The Work Of Mia Roman


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Boricua I have stated this a few times…but I consider myself to be a very fortunate soul. Many people who are art lovers happen to love artists that are no longer with us in the physical realm. I happen to know and love art of people whom I have had the privilege of getting to know. Mia Roman is one of those artists. She is not only UBER-TALENTED (yes I used that word) but she is a great soul who gives back to the community in many ways. Her work has incredible depth and is second only to her aura which is a work of beauty in progress.

 

November is Puerto Rican Heritage Month so I begin this month asking you to explore and support the work of Mia Roman.

You can see her work at Arts By Mia and you can even own your own piece of Mia’s artwork by buying from her Etsy shop.

 

Buen Provecho…
As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

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Artist Bio
Mia Mia Roman, a Brooklyn born “NuyoRican” Latina Painter and Mixed Media Artist. 
It was with my family that I first learned to appreciate the importance of an artistic community. Being surrounded by so many creative people provided me with a nurturing artistic environment that encouraged me to explore and learn without boundaries.
 
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY taught me the value of diversity but my Mom taught me how to fight the battles of life and survive the wars. She is my Goddess and Warrior. Trips to the park with her were excursions and the clouds were not just clouds but shapes and forms with endless possibilities. She taught us to see things with an open mind and to never be afraid to try new things. My Grandfather a self taught artist painted into his late eighties and always had an instrument in his hand ready for his next creation.
 

 

My family and life experience is what leads my hand and nourishes my creativity. The themes and concerns of the Urban, African and Latino populations have been a primary inspiration to me and are reflected in many of my sketches and paintings. 
 
I am primarily attracted to Urban, Folk and Mixed Media Art.   In contrast to fine art, folk art and urban art are primarily utilitarian, decorative and expressive rather than purely aesthetic. Folk and Urban art reflect traditional art forms of diverse community groups — ethnic, tribal, religious, political, occupational, geographical, age- or gender-based — who identify with each other and society at large. 
 
Art for me is a spiritual practice. I never go into it with an agenda. It is with music that I set on the colorful experience and journey of creativity. 

If I had to sum up my inspirations into one word it would be “Life”. The driving force behind my work is very personal. It is an influence of family, culture and a deep sense of spirituality.

Visit her website at http://www.artsbymia.com

Nuestra Arte: Explore The Work Of Mia Roman