Discover Local Artists: Beatriz Alcántara

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As a little girl, in Lima Peru, Beatriz Alcántara escaped reality by discovering a world full of colors and by searching for unique shapes in the clouds.

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“Mercurio Danzante de Tijeras,” the Scissors Dancer,  18″ X 24″,  Canvas – acrylic, $2,600.

Looks like she’s found them by the looks of her work exhibited at the Morningside Branch Library Port St. Lucie show, which is up now through  June 30.

“The bridge between fantasy and reality sparked my desire to express feelings and emotions through art,” said Alcántara, who now lives in Port St. Lucie.

She began to study painting, and as she continued to explore her passion for art, she traveled to the highlands of Peru.

There, she was charmed by its natural beauty, as well as the culture and kindness of its people.

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Mujer de Chincheros,” Woman from Chincheros, 18″ X 24,” Canvas – acrylic, $2,600.
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“Silverio Vilcapaza,” the Carnival Dancer, 24″ X 36,” Canvas – acrylic, $3,700.

“I admired their joyful way of life, how they coexisted with nature in a seamless environment. They existed without many resources, but, never-the-less, their community flourished with wisdom,” she said.

Later, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and Africa, visiting remote cities, and experiencing  customs and culture – and by assimilating these experiences, she began to develop her own style of art, which she describes as a fusion of naive art and Pointillism.

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