WATERCOLORIST Lourdes Martinez de Arbuto has her first exhibition in Mojacar.
The show at Mojacar Pueblo’s La Fuente Art Municipal Art Centre features the artist’s landscapes of Almeria, northern Spain and in other European locations.
Passionate about art and artistic expression, Lourdes divides her time between creating and her profession as a primary school teacher. She has a life “among children, drawings and paintings”, she says.
She expresses herself in one of the most difficult painting techniques, watercolour, recreating shapes, dreams and illusions. The exhibition reflects San Sebastian-based Lourdes’ evolution as an artist.
Lourdes is a frequent visitor to Mojacar. She loves Almeria’s light and “the contrast between the dark, rocky mountain and the every changing Mediterranean sea.”
Mojacar Education councillor Ana Garcia met the artist at the exhibition inauguration, where they talked about the inspiration for Lourdes’ paintings.
The councillor commented on the very high standard of Lourdes’ watercolours, and on the quality of the work shown regularly at the art centre, saying there is a full calendar of exhibitions lined up for 2020.
The Lourdes Martinez de Arbuto exhibition runs until January 6, opening hours 9am to 1pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 1pm at weekends. Entrance is free of charge.