Finding Her Path
Zamarripa was the Grand Prize winner of International Artist magazine’s Challenge No. 105, Still Life.
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.”
Lily Pads with Flowers, watercolor, 30 x 48"
Zoey Zamarripa in her studio observing her work in progress. Photo by Marcello Zamarripa.
Paulina in Venice, watercolor, 40 x 30"