Find­ing Her Path

Za­mar­ripa was the Grand Prize win­ner of In­ter­na­tional Artist mag­a­zine’s Chal­lenge No. 105, Still Life.

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When Zoey Za­mar­ripa was young, the Texas artist gave up on draw­ing, hav­ing ob­served oth­ers she con­sid­ered to be more nat­u­rally gifted at art. “For­tu­nately, I con­tin­ued to have a lot of art ex­po­sure, and even­tu­ally picked it back up,” says Za­mar­ripa, who never tired of vis­it­ing mu­se­ums and read­ing art books and mag­a­zines. “Through my per­sonal stud­ies, I’ve dis­cov­ered count­less artists whose work I oth­er­wise wouldn’t have known. I’m in­flu­enced by many pe­ri­ods and styles.”

One of her fa­vorite ex­hibits she saw grow­ing up was of Alexan­der Calder’s cir­cus and sev­eral of his mobiles. “I was struck by how pos­i­tive and col­or­ful his cre­ations were,” she ex­plains. “I imag­ined how much joy he must have felt cre­at­ing them and shar­ing them with peo­ple. I’m at­tracted to art in all forms that up­lifts.”

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Lily Pads with Flow­ers, wa­ter­color, 30 x 48"

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Zoey Za­mar­ripa in her stu­dio ob­serv­ing her work in progress. Photo by Mar­cello Za­mar­ripa.

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Paulina in Venice, wa­ter­color, 40 x 30"

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