Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The artist name is Flor Larios and she is a self taught artist- just like myself! She paints beautiful reproductions of paintings/icons/images of Mary. She also does other women like Frida, storybook characters and angels, but I like the Madonna reproductions. I've purchased a broach, a box and pendant, and recently a little something else that a friend of mine may receive when I see her next ;) Here is her blog, and here is her Etsy shop. Below is a reproduction of our Lady of Guadelupe that I would love to get my hands on!
She wrote me an email when I ordered from her last to say she checked out my store. She told me that she is not a religious person herself, but that her Madonna work is inspired by her mother who loves the Blessed Virgin. I think that if her mother loves the Blessed Virgin that much and if Flor is making all this Mary art, that it will only be a matter of time before she comes to love Mary herself. Mary has a way of charming her artists, I should know! In the mean time, I'll be praying for Flor and buying more of her whimsical Madonna art.