STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART”
Born and raised in Chihuahua City, Mexico, Ines moved to Beaumont in 2000 where she finished high school and went on to earn a drafting degree from Lamar Institute of Technology.
As a young girl, Ines recalls a stirring in her soul when she encountered the Tarahumaras Indians in the local Chihuahua market, resplendent with their bright clothing and strong faces.
To this day, she is inspired by the endurance they portray through long-distance running (up to two days), often through mountain trails, and sometimes with no food or water.
In 2011, Ines made a friend who would shape the direction of her life. Homer Pillsbury, a Southeast Texas cultural guru, took her under his wing. He opened her eyes to the richly diverse cultural history of Beaumont and the creative magic that exists in our corner of the world. Ines began to form friendships with a variety of passionate and talented local artists and musicians who helped awaken her own need to create and express the intense beauty she felt inside. These friendships guided her as she taught herself how to use different materials and mediums. What had remained so long dormant was now demanding to be set free.
The visual artists who have spiritually inspired her to create, and at times even pushed her to expand her own expression, are: the disorder of Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso the lover, the pain of Frida Kahlo, and the random strokes of Vincent VanGogh’s color. Each one of these artists is vastly different, but all memorable and powerful voices, distinctly expressing their flawed humanity.
Ines is excited, and at times overwhelmed, by the opportunities
on the horizon for her to share her unique artistic voice with the Southeast Texas community.
Watch as this up-and-coming artist continues to develop her message of love, power and beauty. It is a universal theme, straight from her heart.
“Beaumont Tx. small town full of quality people”
“Every good painter paints what he is”
” I don’t say everything, but I paint everything”
Interested in purchasing Ines’ art? You can find it at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas gift shop and online on Pinterest. Contact Alvidres by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas on the Avenue
Dec. 3, 3016 1-5 p.m. on Boston Avenue in Nederland Texas.
Be sure to sign up for a drawing for a free painting at her booth.
Texas Art Museum
Port Arthur, TX
Sunday Dec. 16, 2016 1-5 p.m.