This Seattle artist has taken inspiration from nature and his hometown for 50 years


Alfredo Arreguín’s colourful works have fun Mexico and the Northwest. #k5evening

SEATTLE — Alfredo Arreguín was born in 1935 in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico — however his creative profession developed in Seattle after finishing two levels on the University of Washington. His artwork is basically influenced by his childhood experiences, portraits Frida Kahlo, and his love for nature and the outside.

“Without nature, the world will be like a concrete cage,” mentioned Alfredo.

His distinctive and colourful fashion makes his artwork stand out amongst others. He says he likes to create a magical world in each artwork piece — a universe that also connects with his personal experiences. He is just not afraid of constructing errors on the subject of portray — the truth is, he encourages it.

“The reason I am original is because I break a lot of rules, and I make mistakes. The mistake is delicious.”

Alfredo has an extended and distinguished listing of accomplishments. In 1979, he was chosen to symbolize the U.S. on the eleventh International Festival of Painting at Cagnes-Sur Mer, France, the place he gained the Palm of People Award. Most just lately, in 2017, he was awarded the keys to town of Morelia, an honor solely shared with Pope Francis.

For Alfredo, the largest and most vital award is the prospect to maintain portray in any case these years.

“I have total freedom of expression and that’s how I like it,” he mentioned. “Painting connects with the soul, I couldn’t live without painting.”

Alfredo’s work has been displayed at museums, personal artwork collections and books. Visit his web site to study extra.

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