About the artist Angeline Marie
Angeline-Marie creates art that celebrates life with a twist. Textures, paint, and other items can be found in her art. Her art can be found all over the world in private collections. She loves painting palm trees, tropical abstracted images, still lives with a twist, and collaging dragons.
*It All Began with Markers
When Angeline was a little one, she fell in love with the color saturation of markers. The way the ink would fill the paper with color is like how paint fills canvas. That is why she loves paint!
Angeline reached adulthood before she began saying "When my family arrived from Cuba...." She is Cuban-American, born in Miami, Florida, who would always include herself in the sentence as "when we arrived from Cuba." She knows she was born here, but the stories of Cuba have always influenced her.
*Gringa versus Cubanita
Angeline was called "La Gringita" by her family because she was more comfortable with English until she took salsa dance lessons. Also, a friend once observed that when she is unsure or new to a situation, she acts very formally. Once Angeline is comfortable, the warm Cubanita side shines.
Angeline has always lived within Miami-Dade County. She lived in North Miami Beach, then in Kendall, and currently lives in Homestead. Miami is her home, just because she is still in Miami-Dade County.
*Left Brain, Right Brain
Left brained because she taught algebra and works as an analyst. Right brained because she can see the big picture, loves creating art, drawing, and all those other warm-fuzzy right brain activities.
Angeline stays happy by making sure she gets good meals, workouts, enough sleep, and family and art time. It's the simple things in life that keep her going!
Since the age of six, traveled to Mexico, Canada, most of the USA, Europe, Egypt, and South Africa. Angeline keeps returning to Miami, Florida, because after traveling so much knows this is home.
Blue is the ocean, sky, amazing rain clouds, her Papa's favorite color, happiness, star saphires...
*Mind Your Own Beeswax
First look at encaustic techinques was a turn off, but after researching, has fallen in love with the possibilities of beeswax mixed with resin.
Fantasy, non-fiction, how to, romance trash, fitness and art magazines: Angeline's budget is usually blown on books. Favorite places to buy books are at the thrift stores.
"¡Respira fuerte!," Mama would declare when arriving to the beach at the first whiff of ocean air. The ocean and beach are constants in Angeline's life, like mountains are to other people. She has to know the ocean is "right there," or it is not home.
Sometimes English is inadequate to express Spanish idioms and emotions. You will learn what "drowning in a glass of water," "together but not scrambled," and other things mean when you are around her. Sometimes Spanish works better than English. Angeline can speak one language or the other, but loves to mix both in her speech, especially to add flavor.
*Dance and Sing
There is music on in her studio at all times: 80s Hair Bands, 80s freestyle, salsa, country, trance, chill out, classical. You will catch Angeline dancing and singing in her studio, car, and places where loud music is allowed.
*Florida Marlins Baseball
Angeline has a signed baseball by Livan Hernandez...and since 1993 has followed the team. She enjoys games by listening to the enthusiastic Spanish radio commentators or through the MLB iPhone App. You have to understand that between life and life, sometimes enjoying Los Marrrrrlins has to be on-the-go.