Lola Pico Joins Magenta Gallery
By Annie Evans
Magenta Gallery welcomes Lola Pico as our new painter. Originally from Spain, she has lived in San Miguel for 17 years. Her paintings are bold color fields, layers of textures, and expressions of mood. Intuition guides her choice of colors and textures, layers of pigmented cement, scraping and gouging to reveal new and unexpected colors. Paintings offer her an active exchange—they respond to one another. If she feels her cognitive brain start working, she puts the painting aside until tomorrow—the intuitive work has stopped and so should she. Lola’s work is vibrant, alive, and passionate. Join us for an opening reception at Magenta Gallery, Zacateros 26, on Friday, August 26, 5–8pm, for a glass of wine and meet our new artist.
Meet Lola Pico
Fri, Aug 26, 5–8pm
After working for several years as a make-up artist for movies and television, Lola left Spain for India. There she studied meditation and other awareness techniques and then traveled through Thailand and Malaysia, following the wind, as she says. In Europe, she trained to become a therapist, a practice she maintains today. She lived in Mexico City for several years, also traveling through Central America, and then an artist friend suggested she visit San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel released her intuitive style of painting. Art has always been a part of her life, beginning in childhood. She took many workshops and classes in various media, sometimes with well-known artists. She found herself encouraged to “do art.” Here, Lola stopped painting intellectually, working toward a goal, and began using her heart to paint and quite successfully; her work is in collections in Mexico, the US, Canada, Spain, Argentina, and Holland.
Lola will be working the gallery on Sundays. Come by and meet her and see her beautiful work.