My name is Sheila Burgos, I'm from Puerto Rico, "La Isla del Encanto" and recently relocated to Central Florida. I live with my husband and my kids in the charming city of Winter Park. Since my childhood, I was passionate to create, to transform, to make art. I used to spend my days in my grandmother's home, making this huge abstract paintings, they were like Kaleidoscopes. Fragments of my experiences, I think.
In High School I was always involved in the arts, from Murals to Seniors logo. So it was no-brainer I needed to pursue something in the creative field. I enrolled in Graphic Arts from the University of Puerto Rico. My University was only beginning with the computer design curriculum, so almost all my classes where, drawing, painting, calligraphy, screen printing, linoleum printmaking, ect ect.. Old School Graphics, I loved every minute of my days in the University, I was getting my hands dirty with paint.
Then, I got the regular corporate job as a Graphic Designer, from Private Corporations to more then 20 years in an Advertising World. My last job was in a Advertising Agency, which lasted 10 years. Then I worked with my husband a few years in a family business, and four years ago, I decided it was time for me to take the brush in my hands again. It felt so good.
Since then, I paint my feelings with Passion, I express with forms and colors...I let go. Finding a way of expressing emotions, is only half of the battle. We must embrace those feelings and expressions, nourish them, and let them free. I learned to express my sad moments and also my happiness, my love for the ocean, for flowers, for nature. Because life can get though, but at the end, Life is what we make it...I choose to make my life happy, and find beauty in every corner.
In this space you will find my creative work. I will also write about the creative process as a healing tool, my travel anecdotes, life stories and moments meant to be shared. Make sure to subscribe to my mailing list!.
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