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Victoria De Almeida

Victoria de Almeida

Santa Fe, NM

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Through my work I always hope to tell a story about my personal experiences as a Hispanic woman. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of New Mexico and my family has been in northern New Mexico for over 10 generations. My work comes from my memories of growing up in a large extended family and my favorite subjects to paint are the people and traditions of northern New Mexico. Both my father and grandfather are artists, so I grew up surrounded by work. I have always loved art and have wanted to become an artist for as long as I can remember.

My medium is acrylic on canvas. I have also enjoyed using acrylic on wood as well. As a self-taught artist, I really fight looking at something when I'm painting or sketching. I love just jumping in and sketching what I think something should look like in my own style. My preliminary sketches are done based mostly on things that inspire me: the people and traditions of my culture.

My work evolved and grew on the foundation of family. It is in honor of my grandma, Reynalda Almeida (1922-2000) that I paint. She lived in a little adobe casita near Canyon Road in Santa Fe. This was when the area was considered "the barrio" and not the high rent district it is now today. She always had a pot simmering on the stove and open arms ready for her children and grandchildren. Family meant everything to her and she instilled that in the rest of us.

I hope that through my work I convey what I believe to be true of the Hispanic culture: generosity of spirit and home, love of family and traditions, and pride in who you are and where you came from. No pinto con mis manos; pinto con mi corazon.

November 13, 2017
Victoria de Almeida

Victoria de Almeida Studio Gallery
66 E. San Francisco Street, Suite 8a
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Victoria de Almeida is an award-winning folk artist and owner of the Victoria de Almeida Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the 2017 Film Business Alliance of New Mexico Sourcebook cover artist, and the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta poster artist. In 2013, Barnes and Noble bookstores chose her as their 2013 National Hispanic Heritage Artist. Recently, the Arizona State University Hispanic Research Center produced a documentary of her life and work. Victoria de Almeida lives with her husband Doug and son Douglas in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To see more of her work visit her website at www.VictoriadeAlmeida.com or visit her working studio at 66 E. San Francisco Street located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza.

 

Cafe Atalaya Santa Fe by Victoria de Almeida

 

Fiesta Dogs by Victoria De Almeida

 

San Pascuals Kitchen by Victoria De Almeida

 

Pascuals Pups by Victoria De Almeida

 

On An Adobe Wall by Victoria De Almeida

 

Whos Your Daddy Cat Painting by Victoria De Almeida

 

Girl Holding Chihuahua Art Dog Painting by Victoria De Almeida

 

Mis Carinos by Victoria De Almeida

 

Santa Fe Restaurant by Victoria De Almeida

 

Shooting Stars In New Mexico by Victoria De Almeida

 

La Familia or The Family by Victoria De Almeida

 

San Pascual Paschal by Victoria De Almeida

 

Western Boots Cat Painting by Victoria De Almeida

 

Sitting Pretty by Victoria De Almeida

 

Mice Cream by Victoria De Almeida

 

Gatos de Santa Fe by Victoria De Almeida

 

Los Cantantes or The Singers by Victoria De Almeida

 

I am Francis by Victoria De Almeida

 

St. Francis Libertys Blessing by Victoria De Almeida

 

Every Juan Loves Carmen by Victoria De Almeida

 

Putting On The Ritz by Victoria De Almeida

 

Frida In The Sky by Victoria De Almeida

 

Beso or Fridas Kisses by Victoria De Almeida

 

Tomasitas Restaurant by Victoria De Almeida

 

La Bamba by Victoria De Almeida

 

Mamacitas Tortillas by Victoria De Almeida

 

The Chile Shop Santa Fe by Victoria De Almeida

 

San Pascual by Victoria De Almeida

 

St. Pascual Making Bread by Victoria De Almeida

 

San Pascual Making Biscochitos by Victoria De Almeida

 

Burritos In The Kitchen by Victoria De Almeida

 

San Pascuals Table by Victoria De Almeida

 

La Reina Y Devargas by Victoria De Almeida

 

The Blue House by Victoria De Almeida

 

Fiesta Cats II by Victoria De Almeida

 

Moonlight On The Wall by Victoria De Almeida

 

She Is Life Barnes and Noble by Victoria De Almeida

 

Cats of Spain by Victoria De Almeida

 

Rosas Kitchen by Victoria De Almeida

 

Making Tortillas by Victoria De Almeida

 

Grandma Kate by Victoria De Almeida

 

Abuelita or Grandma by Victoria De Almeida

 

Little Birds by Victoria De Almeida

 

La Partera or The Midwife by Victoria De Almeida

 

Abuelita or Grandma by Victoria De Almeida

 

Mamacita by Victoria De Almeida

 

The Tea Party by Victoria De Almeida

 

Alice in Wonderland art by Victoria De Almeida