Artist's Bio

Herlinda retired in 1998 and on her “wish list” of things to pursue after retirement was her desire to take watercolor classes.

In 2002 she took her first watercolor class and in the beginning her work was strictly representational until 2006 when she enrolled in her first abstract mixed media class at the Palos Verdes Art Center. This class combined acrylic paints with papers, fibers and cloth.

Herlinda found her new direction in this class. Her paintings continue to evolve as she experiments with different surfaces and materials.

She uses bold colors, and the images of her paintings come from the patterns and meanings of events in her life that she conveys in her artwork.

Group exhibitions

  • Abstract Artists from Palos Verdes Art Center
    Nina's Art Gallery, Torrance
    May 2010
  • Juried Snippets Collage Exhibit
    Collage Artists of America, April 2010
    HONORABLE MENTION AWARD
  • C’est la vie
    Anthology of Small Paintings
    Les Jolis Trésors, Long Beach
    February 2010
  • Juried PVAC Artists Holiday Art Exhibition
    Palos Verdes Art Center
    November 2009
  • Experimental Artists of the South Bay
    The Loft, San Pedro
    November 2009
  • Small Treasures - juried exhibition
    Palos Verdes Art Center
    August 2009
  • South Bay Watercolor Society - juried exhibition
    Torrance Art Museum
    July 2009
  • Small Treasures - juried exhibition
    Palos Verdes Art Center
    July 2008
  • Small Treasures - juried exhibition
    Palos Verdes Art Center
    July 2007
  • Paletteers Exhibition
    Cannery Row Studios
    July 2007