“NYC Dragon Fruit”
Art has been an important and delightful part of my life. I enjoy painting simple things in life, as landscapes, colorful fruit markets, and nature itself. Memories acquired from my native island of Puerto Rico and her culture is one of my inspirations. Other sources of inspiration derive from the thirty-six years residing in San Antonio, Texas and experiencing the traditions of the Mexican culture. Beautiful landscapes, colors and scents are mirrored in most of my paintings.
My goal is to convey to the viewer the need to understand the important of appreciating life’s beautiful and simple things. I do this by sharing my memories and reflecting on the sensory imagery of Puerto Rico, Europe, Texas and Mexico. It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to discuss the thought process in my work, particularly on how my ideas and inspirations emerged.
Currently, her work is part of the permanent art collection of The University of Texas at San Antonio. She has exhibited work in Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Duran Art Gallery, Frost Bank Plaza Club, Debra Benditz Gallery, Centro de Artes, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Her paintings are in numerous private collections in San Antonio, TX; Boston, MA; Washington D.C.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bologna, Italy; and Paris, France.
Giselle works at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Art Collection.