VICTORIA MONTESINOS

The daughter of Mexican film director, Fernando Rivero, Victoria Montesinos was raised in Mexico. Starting at age 12, in the Mexico city studio of master Spanish painter, Jose Bardasano, she ...Read more...learned the rigorous veladuras technique of painstakingly building up texture and depth through many fine layers of paint.

By introducing marble, sand, and stone as textural elements, as well as stenciling techniques, Montesinos creates a subtle topography for her floral universe. Most notably, Montesinos is able to achieve nearly subliminal incandescence through a medieval method of applying gold leaf to the canvas before painting. Since this process is so labor intensive and time consuming, Montesinos will spend two to three weeks absorbed in a single canvas.

"I decided to make flowers my only focus of attention," says Montesinos from her Manhattan studio. "I really wanted to explore and go inside their world, find all the textures, layers, and passages in just one flower. They are small universes. I feel captured by their beauty. Flowers are an incredible way for nature to show the infinity of existing colors."

VICTORIA MONTESINOS
A New Beginning
Oil and Ink on Canvas
48x36 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
Afternoon Blues
Oil on Canvas
60x36 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
L'Amour
Oil on Canvas
36x48 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
Once Upon a Flower
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
40x40 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
Portrait of a Muse
Mixed Media Paper
44x30 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
Reclining Nude
Mixed Media Paper
15 x 20 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
Royal Lilies
Embellished Giclee on Canvas
40x40 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
The Sensual Spring Returns
Oil on Canvas
49 x 49 inches
VICTORIA MONTESINOS
The Sun and I
Oil & Ink on Canvas
24 x 28 inches