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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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New Art Pieces for Azucarera NYC 

As promised I'm showing an update on the art work I've been making for the gallery show coming up on April 10th. The opening will be Saturday the 10th from 7-9pm.

For those of you who don't know what I'm working on, these pieces are exploring aspects of self and manifestations of the animalistic parts of our nature.

My newest piece detail shot in progress photo and art by marisol diaz New Painting by marisol diaz Pan detail new work by marisol diaz Black Leopard IN PROGRESS by marisol diaz foxhead phase 1 new art by marisol diaz Foxhead phase2 painting by marisol diazFoxhead detail painting and photo by marisol diaz


Yesterday I took a break from painting, did some spring cleaning and had some friends come over for an Anti- Bahamas gathering. I received an AWESOME pen pal letter and gift in the mail that I will be sure to blog about this week.

The GIVEAWAY is only 4 days away!! So be sure you're up to date with all your commenting ;9

I'm also working on updating my website so that some of my art can be purchased as prints directly from here:)) Hopefully, there will soon be a SHOP NOW! button.

But right now the SUN is screaming my name so I'm off to absorb some of her healing rays!

Today's question - If you had to choose, what Animal do you associate yourself with??

-Ciao Amarettogirl

Reader Comments (21)

Great paintings..
If I really have to choose.. I am a cat ... .. not associate with myself, I just love cats

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpapijorj

i am and will always be a giraffe
awkwardly graceful

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi pumpkin pie

Wow, these are all so beautiful! Hrm..... I think that I would be a humphead parrot fish. They are interesting fish, indeed.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

I am loving the works posted above thus far and truly looking forward to your show. And now onto your question....well I associate with more than one gorgeous and noble creature. The three I have such a powerfl connection with are felines (both domestic and 'wild'), wolves and falcons.
Far be it for me to make it simple and just choose one...sorry =0)

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon <3

Your paintings are so fantastic! They really remind me of the Unique Fall 2010 runway show!! Have you seen it?


My inner animal is probably something slow moving and graceful like an african elephant traveling in a pack... or at least, I'd like to be. :)

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermegan v

I am OBSESSED with these, oh my goooooooooosh. i love your aesthetic!!!! love love love love.
i am a huge lover of bears, aka, we are one. I really need a good portrait of a moorea bear haha.

girl, you are so rad.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoorea Seal

Fantastic Marisol!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

OMG Mari, those are insane!!!!! I'm crazy about them.

If I had to associate myself with an animal it would be a capuchin monkey. Their highly social, energetic. They communicate with screams just like me, LOL.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTital

I cannot tell you how in love I am with the Owl/Woman I cant wait to see it up close.
I associate myself with dogs-loyal, friendly, fierce and haughty at times.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertai

I also adore the owl one! It's my favorite i just love how everything goes together in that one! Animal...hmmmmm... a wolf probs, i do like like the night :)

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

Oh yeah but my fav animal is a polar bear but i dont think i assoiate myself with them.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

i associate myself with an otter because they are smart and friendly and the video of the otters holding hands. :)
i loooove the fox. the eyes are awesome. the owl's eyes are also equally awesome.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

SUPER easy question. I've been called a rabbit all my life, and I agree... curious, energetic, can be calm one minute but easily frightened away the next, and also rather small...

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClare

wow..your paintings are amazing!!! If I had to choose an animal...I'd pick a dolphin. They are friendly and carefree (just like me! :p)

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSalmezan

Congratulations! You're very talented!!! I loved everithing but I think my favorite one is the first one you showed.
I really can't choose an animal to associate... maybe a bird...

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilian

Absolutely beautiful......

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Afariogun

Wow, they are stunning and I love the idea behind it. Well done! And good luck on your show!

An owl of course;) I like to observe but will act quickly if necessary. Plus, I get quite active between 22:00 and 23:00.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Eyed Night Owl

an elephant

and elephant never forgets. a strength and a flaw

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLi Lian

Lovely paintings!!!you are very talented!!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Ferreira

i would associate myself with a cat. loyal, but wanting to occasionaly explore - maybe even get into trouble!

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindz

Oh my god, they look so amazing!

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLu

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