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Salt Lake City, Utah
Painting is, for me, an exploration of human thought. The figures in my work, interrupted in private moments, maintain their distance from the viewer. Appearing at the periphery of their own portraits, they seem to keep secrets, evoking in the viewer both intrigue and anxiety.
Every piece I complete should be an invitation to its viewers. I hope that they first recognize a beauty that invites them to look further, then find themselves lingering over the unanswered questions the painting provokes. I hope that tension stays with them after they have stepped away.
Sarina Villareal grew up in a northern suburb of Houston Texas. In 2002 she achieved her BFA in painting from the University of Houston and went on to become a graphic designer working for Houston’s largest agency designing for fortune 500 clients. After ten successful years in advertising she abandoned graphic design to pursue her passion for fine art.