Born in Pamplona, Spain and educated in Canada, I have been painting for over 30 years, using oils, acrylics and mixed media. My current body of work explores various subjects in an abstract manner that maintains a recognizable link to the idea or emotion that inspired the painting. I am interested in imagery prompted not only by the world around me, but by language, music and ideas. As a result of several one-person shows and numerous group shows, my work is in private collections throughout Canada, Spain and Australia. My work is carried by Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond, Alberta, where my next solo show will be held in August 2013, and the Front Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta.
"A Fair Wind" is a 36"x48" acrylic on canvas painting, one of a series called "A Dialogue: Poetry Inspired Paintings by Blanca Botero-Fuentes." The painting was inspired by William Butler Yeats's "The Circus Animals: Desertion," in which he asks, "Where do images come from?" To this I reply, along with the image: "Images are born from the daily wear and tear of flesh and bone; the grinding and polishing of memory's muscle; the nod and wink of a paradox; the eye of silence; the words of the poet; they are born."