Advice from an Artist
Rosa Torres is a Cuban born artist and musician who has been painting since she was a little girl. She has had her art featured in several galleries in Miami, Fla. She practices primarily with acrylic paints and oils, and finds much of her inspiration from her memories of Cuba and from today's youth.
Q. When did you get started with painting?
A. I started actually painting when I was about 9 or 10. But before then, I was always drawing or doodling whenever I had the chance.
Q. What are your favorite subjects to paint?
A. My favorite subjects to paint are landscapes.
Q. Why do you enjoy painting?
A. I have always been very interested in the arts. For me, painting is a time of relaxation. It gives me a moment to free my mind of all the stress and little worries that often consume me.
Q. What is your ultimate goal with you pairings?
A. My ultimate goal is to inspire someone else to give painting a try. Even if you're not a naturally talented artist, you would be surprised at how fast you can pick it up. It's a great hobby to have.
Q. What advice would you give to anyone attempting to start painting or drawing?
A. I would just say do not give up. Art can sometimes be tedious, especially when you're just starting out. But, as the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. And you too will get where you want to be one day with a little patience and effort.