Frida Lopez is a Concord, N.C. based artist who was born in Dominican Republic and will be at the May 31 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival in downtown Kannapolis, N.C. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day. The festival is FREE for artists to set up at and patrons to attend.
Here are a few of her thoughts on her work and her career:
“The moment my parents put a pencil in my hand, drawing became my way of self expression. Over the years the mediums have changed from pencil to color pencils, pens, watercolors, acrylics, digital drawing and recently oils, and the love for drawing just keeps growing.”
“I been greatly influenced by Japanese cartoons and comics since my childhood and that tended to be my style for many years, but now I’m more open to try many different styles.”
“When it comes to traditional drawings I have always enjoyed drawing faces and people the most. I also like to incorporate plants and flowers and frequently mix them with people in a surrealistic manner.”
“However I don’t always stick to people. I draw whatever catch my attention or its part of my interest at that moment. Sometimes stuff that proves to be a challenge have help greatly in my art and often becomes my best pieces.”
“In addition to traditional art I also do digital drawings using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet.”