We had the good fortune of connecting with Marlet Lopez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marlet, what inspires you?
People inspire me. How different we are and at the same ttimehow alike.
How despite our differences we all look for love, in our own particular way.
How empathy and respect play the most important part in how we all interact.
In my paintings , my goal is to highlight that under the sun and the moon , we are all the same and noone is promised one more day than the other.
We all have our own stories, our tragedies, our dreams……but we do share the opportunities to make each other better, if we show we care.
Isn’t it beautiful that when someone smiles at you, you smile back? Aren’t we just a reflection of each other? I think we are.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
With a pandemic and a newborn , I took a break from painting and told an artist friend that I was planning to pick it up soon, she wisely responded, ” you can leave art , but art will never leave you”, and she was right. As I started paying attention to the activities I would do with my son and how related to art and creativity these were, I did noticed, it never left and probably never will. It is my part of my nature, and what I enjoy the most of it is that there is never wrong in art. It is simply what you are, and if anything looks like a mistakes, we better called learning lessons.
Being part of a community of artists plays a tremendous part in the development of an artist.The thurth is that nobody can grow alone, so it does take a village, a colorful and passionate artsy one.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Wynwood, The Miami Design District. Enjoy the sunset in a rooftop in Downtown Miami. Enjoy a Brunch in Coral Gables. A boat ride is a must. And a jog on Key Biscayne.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Everyone. Directly or indirectly everyone has touched my life.
Actions , words do ripple and in a way we are all touched by it. It is just inevitable.
Other: I have another instagram account called mypetsportrait. In this one I showcase dog portraits I have painted.