Chuco Relic's Superstar Artist

Chuco Relic's Superstar Artist

Ursula Avila is our newest artist at Chuco Relic🐊. This artist’s first memory of her encounter with art began with Microsoft Paint

“Some of my earliest memories are of drawing on MS Paint on my dad’s computer while I waited for him in his office when I was around 4 years old. So, I started drawing early on. My parents noticed, and they are big book people, so they started to buy me art books. I would copy the animals step by step until I could draw them from memory. So I always knew I liked art, and it was something I always did, but it wasn’t until more recently that I started to think about what makes me happy and to actively make more time for art in my life.”

Ursula is a very gifted artist and is drawn to the art of watercolor. She loves the finality of the watercolor which is why she chooses it for a majority of her work. You may have seen a lot of her work on our recent Gente Del chuco posts as she painted each piece. More importantly, Ursula partners with businesses and nonprofits that recognize the need for change! Her most recent commission was a billboard for @westfundtx! “I used to stick to pencil sketches, but I started wanting to make more finished-looking pieces and found that color can create that effect. I like oil paint, but I feel like I don’t yet have the mental maturity to wait for pieces to dry, and watercolor dries so fast! I like that every stroke is final, with oil and acrylics you can always go back and fix things, but watercolor makes you really trust yourself and learn.”

Ursula’s work is in our stores and there is more to come! With her cactus print available now, her next biggest dream is to create and illustrate a children’s book! We hope not only that she accomplishes this dream but that it is one of the many children’s books we carry in our stores! You can contact Ursula ( @urshfish ) for commission work on Instagram! If you’d like to learn more about Ursula and even get a peek at her favorite products in store make sure to visit our Chuco Chisme Page!

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