About the Artist

I’m a Southern California artist of Mexican and Cuban descent. I have been married for 25 years and have three amazing sons, one grandson and one granddaughter.

 I am extremely proud of my cultural heritage, and often can be seen embracing it through my paintings. In my paintings, I try to capture my cultural heritage. I paint mariachi’s as well as folkloric dancers, and can also be seen incorporating Dia De Los Muertos in my paintings.

As an artist, to this day and with that influence I love to capture life, culture, & nature in my paintings. A lesson my father always taught was to work hard and make the most of each and every day because we are unable to possess the knowledge of when our time will come.

I paint every day because my art liberates me. As cliche as it sounds, I feel alive when I paint. It’s my moment to create stories through my paintings. My paintings are often painted with the most vibrant of colors which represent to me, the awesome energy of life. I want people to feel the energy and emotions that radiate from my paintings.

My hope is that you walk away after seeing my paintings with the desire to tell your story, with the desire to think about your personal and unique life and journey. As crazy and complicated as it may be, it is YOUR story. This is a glimpse of mine. I encourage questions and contact from my fans.

If you are interested in purchasing an original piece please contact me via email at barbarariveraart@gmail.com 

2 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. Love your art. Want to purchase your prints for my restaurant but amazon has different sizes I want the all the same size.

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