Miriam Besa


Painting 8 Followers Member since 2018

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2 | Collective Expositions
1 | Permanent Collections

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NV, United States

Member since Jun 4, 2018
Last modification date : Sep 13, 2021

Presentation & Biography

As a painter, I am inspired by the diverse cultures and people on our planet. I also like to capture the beauty in the mundane objects and places. By exploring my personal and spiritual connection with nature through my interpretation of God's creation, I strive to create images that transport the viewers to a different state of mind.  I want them to experience something new that they have not noticed in the past.
Utilizing both my illustrative instinct that I acquired through years of experience in Graphic Design and my modern stylistic technique, I am able to explore the art of painting to achieve a sense of self-fulfillment. My style and my love of color give me a sense of freedom and joy in creating, which, in turn achieve a sense of motion and emotion in my work.
Armed with the design elements of line, shape, color, contrast. value, balance and texture, I particularly like to experiment with different materials like fine sand, burlap, sinamay fabric (woven in the Philippines), rice grains and paper to accomplish a richness in texture or to evoke depth. My repertoire of tools include, but not limited to brush, palette knife, toothbrush, sponge, opaque and thinning mediums, wet on wet and glazing. Different mediums allow me to express different ideas in a unique and personal way. Each and every single piece contains a fragment of myself, created in an effort to unearth myself or sometimes even heal myself.
I strive to make my paintings speak out their innermost depth, conveying the message of healing energy and hope.


Education

1968-1970 Pratt - studied under Morris Kantor New York City, New York, United States
1962-1967 Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts Manila, Philippines

Collective Expositions


1979 Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Group Show New York City, NY, United States

1970 Women's Art Gallery - Opening Show New York City, NY, United States

Permanent Collections


1979 Ascension Church - commissioned murals front side alters New York City, NY, United States