Fine Art compositions that speak of stories untold waiting to be drawn out by the innermost fancy of the observer.
About the artist
Originally from Puerto Rico, my husband and I visited Abiquiu, NM in 2013 for the first time. It took just a week for us to fall in love with Abiquiu and its surroundings. By 2015 we were ready to move to New Mexico and were lucky to find a beautiful spot on top of a Mesa where we now have our home and my Artist Studio. My work—a diverse range of painting, sculpture, and installation—explores the intersections of feminism, mythology, and cultural roots. My style is a fusion between the classic, the impressionistic, and the surreal. The human figure intrigues me and is a key element in my pieces. Although I like mystery and the obscure, I do not like to represent the grotesque or the morbid. I think there is already too much of that in real life. What I do want, is to present the viewer with a story that can unfold in various directions — to create a set of circumstances that will act as a point of departure, encouraging the viewer to connect, interact, and ultimately create their own narrative. Much like the experience of reading a book, picturing the descriptions, and taking a journey.
Since I was a little girl I had a very strong sense for drawing and painting. You could always find me with a box of Crayolas, some paper, or a coloring book. That is how I see the world— like a box of Crayolas, full of color, balance, light, and wonder.
Hebé García graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1986. She has participated in numerous collective and individual shows within Puerto Rico and the USA, including the prestigious Muestra Nacional de Arte of 2013 de PR; La Entrada del Espejo 2016, San Antonio TX; Celebration of Clay 2018, Taos NM; between others. García’s work forms part of private and public collections throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Recently, her work was acquired by the Museo Francisco Oller in Bayamón, Puerto Rico for its permanent collection.
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
-Henry Ward Beecher