Saturday, 27 June 2015

Artist's corner: Geninne's art

New Mexico located in the southwestern region of the United States was admitted to the union as the 47th state in 1912. Inhabited by the indigenous people of the Americas for many centuries before European exploration, New Mexico was subsequently part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain. Later, it was part of Mexico before becoming a U.S. territory and eventually a U.S. state.

 New Mexico or Nuevo México in Spanish, is often incorrectly believed to have taken its name from the nation of Mexico. However, New Mexico was given its name by Spanish explorers who believed the area contained wealthy Indian cultures similar to those of the Mexica (Aztec) Empire.

The earliest New Mexico artists whose work survives today are the Mimbres Indians, whose black and white pottery could be mistaken for modern art, except for the fact that it was produced prior to 1130.

The capital city of New Mexico, Santa Fe has several art museums and is teeming with art galleries. It is home to many artists and writers and boasts of a large thriving artistic community. In August, the city hosts the annual Santa Fe Indian market, which is the oldest and largest Native American art showcase in the world.

So today we travel to sunny New Mexico which is also home to Geninne Zlatkis who lives with her husband Manolo, their two very creative boys & a cute border collie named Turbo in Sante Fe. She was born in New York but shortly after, her parents began traveling around South America, where she lived in seven different countries and went to several English speaking schools. 

Her love for arts and crafts began at a very early age. She started drawing when she was two years old and it continued to be her favorite activity through her childhood and teenage years. She studied architecture in Chile for a couple of years before graduating as a graphic artist in Mexico.

Geninne works with a variety of media, including watercolor, ink and pencil. She sews, embroiders and loves to hand carve rubber stamps. She loves birds, flowers, and has an ongoing romance with photography since she was 15. Her inspiration comes primarily from nature and it is the driving force behind her work. She has no formal training in watercolor which helped her develop her unique quriky style of painting. 

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