Elisa Garcia

Elisa Garcia


Bio Born in Uruguay, Elisa grew up immersed in the sounds of Tango and other Latin American music. At an early age, Elisa demonstrated an affinity with the arts, from singing and dancing to drawing on her bedroom walls. At the age of eight, Elisa moved to Boulder, CO with her family. Her interest in different cultures as well as discovering her own roots led her to study anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Thanks to the artistic touch of her grandparents and her mother, Elisa learned different creative techniques and has delved into pencil portraits, acrylic and oil works, mixed mediums, and her most recent passion: watercolors. Musically, Elisa is a singer and guitar player focusing on Latin American folk music. She has performed original music with Pan-American band, NuMundo, as well as played with different bands while living in Singapore. Currently she plays with her percussionist

husband, Leo Munoz Corona, and as a trio with Venezuelan pianist Victor Mestas.

Artist Statement Since I was young, my family has instilled a passion for creativity especially around art. My work has included pencil portraits, acrylics and oils, but most recently watercolors. In my square series, I play with different effects of watercolors and create stunning and strong contrasts using color, soft and hard lines, filled and empty space. I guide the paint across the paper with intent, but ultimately watercolors have a life of their own and the effects can be mesmerizing. I'm always hesitant to name abstract pieces because it is giving my meaning or one meaning to something that could have infinite meanings depending on the viewer.

I've fallen in love with Mexico and it's music, art, culture, so this has also influenced my artwork. The shadowbox pieces are tributes to Mexican culture.