TAKE a deep breath and let it all out again… Ahhhh.
It’s good for you and for our entire area. The artists are coming back to Mojacar to live.
Take some time and see their works. No longer has Isabel Raths to be her lonely self in the vanguard of artistic promotion for our area.
Now, even more people are arriving and the cultural shows are getting better. Well worth your visits.
Art galleries are springing up and one man shows in some bars. Take them in. I am not mystified by their return.
Some of the new artists I have known for years. I never knew they could draw, paint or sculpt.
Then one day the muse touches them and they are forced to perform and do their duties as demanded by the Gods.
Then, almost by accident you see their works on Facebook or the internet and are truly shocked. Something inside them had to break free, come out; bloom.
As I gasp at their works I am always astounded that such formidable powers could have slept so dormant and then like a minor erruption – shown up for all to see.
Today I really need five pages for script and drawings. But, will try to name a handful that have caught my eye.
Yet, there is tenfold more just coming out and yet to be appreciated. Bea Onieva Segovia has been a visitor to Mojacar since a little girl.
Her father was one of the distinguished gentleman I had the opportunity to know and work with. Then one day she posted some art and just bowled me over.
Soft sentiments with just the right touch of light to expose them. Her most recent show was a success too.
We need a place for a permanent display of Bea’s works.
Award-winning creator of posters Jill Bennett has won almost every competition she entered. Her Moors and Christian posters are still major collectors items to be sold and resold.
Julie Jones Peel, has thrown her hat into the ring, she is just beginning again following an eight-year layoff. And there is also Jackie Miles Kirby, friend and world traveller sharing her colourful images and humour.
This month’s show in the art centre above the fountain will feature the well-known painter Didi Arias who is finally dedicating more of her time to the fine arts.
She is special, her works always contain a unique blend of spiritualism embracing nature.
Her horse sketches are amongst the best you will ever see. We bought one some years back and have cherished it since.
Didi will be accompanied by Bernice Willis, a Cornish painter new for me to view and my sunrise beach girl Anika who always posts bright and sparkling dawn photos to begin each day.
And one last admonition: if you like it, buy it!
Last year I was offered 15,000 Euros for a piece I bought from Maestro, local painter Felix Clemente from Garrucha for 1,600 Euros.