Artist places coronary heart into LeMoyne’s Artwork & Soul auction

“The islands bleed by means of into my work,” claims painter Jaime Hernandez, who is this year’s highlighted artist for LeMoyne Arts’ Artwork & Soul On-line Auction and Celebration.

Her piece, “Our Prevalent Thread” depicts a girl divided in half, masked and unmasked, as fiery magenta, icy cobalt and tropical environmentally friendly drips of colour cascade all-around her.  

“If I just cannot use a hot colour in a piece, I just cannot do it,” adds Hernandez. “It’s often there.” 

This year’s Art & Soul Celebration will seem various than in several years earlier, culminating in an on the internet auction on Oct. 15. Their “LeMasque!” concept is encapsulated in Hernandez’s get the job done.

For Hernandez, the polarizing summer months of heated politics, a globally pandemic and protests towards law enforcement brutality all arrived to the floor in her paintings. All proceeds from the auction will go in direction of LeMoyne’s instructional and neighborhood outreach packages.

Jaime Hernandez has work in LeMoyne's online Art & Soul auction.

Hernandez was grateful she visited her relatives in the Virgin Islands back again in January, just months just before global travel would halt globally. Her trip wasn’t all celebratory even so, as she went to lay her late mother’s ashes to relaxation. 

Hernandez credits her mother with providing her a creativeness and passion for producing. Her loss of life kickstarted Hernandez’s drive to grow to be a critical artist and set do the job out there to be bought and exhibited.