Andrea Lamarsaude is Avanti’s Arts Al Fresco first guest artist. Born and raised in Dallas, Andrea is a primarily self-taught artist (abstract art, mixed media, mono-printing, acrylic pours and collage). Her hope is that her work “visually tells captivating stories, inspires conversations and pleasant dreams, and brings positive, creative energy into the world.”
Andrea’s studio is in Uptown.
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Luis Alonso Barcenas is Avanti’s Arts Al Fresco second guest artist. Born in Mexico-City, Luis is a primarily self-taught artist. Luis Alonso started to paint and express his passion for colors in Dallas in 1999. “When I paint I forget about everything; I only focus on colors. Mixing my colors puts me on a cloud. I find my inspiration inside of me. The painter in my head is working all the time. I put my emotions in my art; they translate through my colors and the strokes of my brush.”
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Although raised in Texas, the artist's European family background has always been of great influence. After attending A graduate from The School of Art & Design at University of North Texas, she maintained a long career in the fashion industry working for luxury brands. In 2016, she founded an arts based collaborative, The York Street Project in South Dallas. Its mission to help support local artists who do not have access to affordable studio space.
"I am very interested in investigating the body’s functions with various materials. The lines and shapes that form from circulating in the body are a prevailing theme in my work.
My work deals with the human body specifically the female image.
(...) The human body, whether portrayed healthy or ailing, relates to the images found in my work.”
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