Louise Vinueza

Louise Vinueza at Cerulean Arts

The opportunity to paint has come later in life for me, and I find myself exploring a new artistic voice with half a century of life already lived. Those life experiences find their influence in the nostalgic moods and dream-like quality of my paintings. I experience a shift from reality to fantasy occurring when I paint, and that affinity with Magical Realism connects me to my Latin American heritage. If I begin a painting and allow myself to be open to the direction it goes without prejudice, I am often surprised in the end by an image that is totally unfamiliar to me.
The physical properties of paint and subject matter are equal considerations in my work. The unpredictability of loose paint requires an intuitive approach to painting and becomes a lesson in trust. My paintings tend to be small, and are described as haunting, quirky, mysterious, and sometimes humorous. I am drawn to quiet, and I employ that quality to areas of my paintings using subtlety in my color choices. The boldness of bright color, thick paint or energetic gesture are evidence of my emotional state.
I have a need to make my work personal and intimate, and only consider a painting successful if it captures something that is real. I am reminded of the young children I taught who never questioned their own instincts, but instead, grabbed a loaded brush for the sensual joy of releasing it. 


 Louise Vinueza Resume 

Louise Vinueza's most recent solo exhibition was held February 9 - March 6, 2022.  A selection of her work is currently available at the gallery as indicated.  For inquiries on all other works show, please Contact Us 

Meanwhile, the river rushes outside my door, the ocean in my ears, oil on panel, 20" x 14"  Available 

Not lost, not yet found, oil on panel, 14" x 20"  

Red Couch, oil on panel, 14" x 13"  SOLD  

Black Horse, oil on panel, 15" x 16"  Available 

Strange weather we've had, oil on panel, 11.5" x 11.5"  Available 

Nursery Cup - Lion, oil on panel, 6" x 6"  SOLD 

Luna Moth 2, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"  

Worse at Night, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  SOLD 

Flash, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  SOLD 

Fake Flowers, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  SOLD 

New Day, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  Available 

Wrestling Joy to the Ground, oil on panel, 15" x 13" 

Blue Room, oil on panel, 13.5" x 16"  SOLD 

Hooked 2, oil on panel, 11.5" x 16" 

Winter Pond, oil on panel, 12" x 24"  

Holding My Breath, oil on panel, 11.5" x 11.5"  

Easter, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  SOLD 

Pink Spring, oil on panel, 11.5" x 11.5"  Available 

Rare, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"  SOLD