Paintings by Mariela Guerra
My name is Mariela. I am a self taught 18 year old artist. I aspire to change the world through the power of art, no matter how far fetched it sounds.
Before painting overtook all my other hobbies and convinced me to dedicate my life to it, I dabbled a bit with music, literature, and illustration. One day I decided to pick up a paintbrush and a canvas and since then my reality has changed dramatically. Something magical occurs while painting—as passion sweeps you off your feet, time ceases to exist. I remember finishing my first painting after working on it all day and feeling my reality soften. Not just metaphorically—but everything literally felt softer to the touch. Of all my hobbies the only one that has altered my perception of space and time is painting, and if that’s not enough of a reason to dedicate myself entirely to it, I don’t know what is!
Art honestly means everything to me. To me, looking at a work of art is like a chemical reaction between you, the artist, and the painting. The moment you look upon it, you, the painting, and the artist merge into one. You walk away from that painting never feeling the same again. …