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Maria Claudia López was born in Colombia. She began to paint 27 years ago with watercolors. She traveled Colombia in search of the light of the tropics from the roasted sienna of the desert to the gray summits of the Andes, searching in the indigenous faces of the Wayuús or the Guambians the secret of the legend of EL DORADO. During the same trips she painted the Spanish legacy of streets and facades in cities like Cartagena or Bogota. The watercolor becomes her best ally for the study of color. Because the works in the 80’s she was awarded at the International Art Competition in New York in 1995. Subsequently, watercolors were replaced by oil paintings and the passion of translation of light in color is accentuated. The thematic of her paintings changed and the tropical fruits like granadillas or marañones began to offer the greater chromatic challenge.
The observations in her trips make her technique more sensitive to the use of light. She discovers more flowers and more variations in color. She has used pink pales such those appeared in tulips and also violet. She has several paintings of lavender fields that surround her studio in Bogota. More trips took her to the Amazon, where the flowers are mixed with variation of greens. Her art exhibition at the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston represent the union between the flowers she paints in a great variation of pale tones and the Self.