February 21, 2024

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Colorado artist honors historical women with whimsical paintings

Colorado artist honors historical women with whimsical paintings

Cheryl Garcia has established a series of paintings about distinguished women in background, with her own twist.

LITTLETON, Colo. — As Women’s History month arrives to an close, a Colorado artist is trying to keep the reminiscences of influential women alive through her paintings.

Cheryl Garcia’s sequence titled “Wacky Gals in History” delivers a whimsical depiction of popular females. With every single stroke of her brush, she hopes to honor their legacies.

“I just realized how we’re getting rid of these gals as a result of time and just didn’t want to do that. I required to hold them up entrance in everybody’s minds,” Garcia explained.

She begun all through the pandemic. Garcia explained she was doodling and commenced to see Frida Kahlo having form in the piece. From there, it is blossomed into far more.

“I want to be comical, but I also want to be respectful,” Garcia stated, “I do each and every 1 of them based mostly on one thing that strikes me. Some well-known saying, some thing that they’ve carried out.”

From Queen Elizabeth to Billie Jean King, there are more than 38 items. In accordance to Garcia, there is no stop in sight to the growing collection. “I can’t stop because people retain sending much more and far more names of women of all ages that I have to have to do.”

The project retains a distinctive location in Garcia’s coronary heart. Honoring these important gals is what brought back again the want to paint after her wife, Victoria Erickson, died in 2018.

Right after Erickson’s dying, Garcia mentioned, “I stopped portray all jointly. I just didn’t have it in me to do it any more.”

Erickson might not be regarded by many, but no one’s intended more to Garcia. A distinctive wacky painting of Erickson hangs in the studio, continuing to bring inspiration years right after she’s been long gone.

“She’s always with me in some manner. Right after 20 many years you simply cannot at any time overlook anyone,” Garcia said.

Erickson’s depiction is not aspect of Garcia’s formal sequence. She defined that the piece is her have exclusive wacky.

Garcia’s internet site displays the different females the selection now will make up. There is also the opportunity to propose somebody she should really paint subsequent.

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