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Meet Drica Lobo of Drica Lobo Art

Today we’d like to introduce you to Drica Lobo.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born 6 weeks premature and was given a 10% chance of survival. A couple little challenges between my twin brother and I, but we made it safely into this world.

I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, moved to the United States in 2003, and made Hermosa Beach, CA my home in 2007. I am largely self- taught, but took several art classes during 15 years where I studied performing and visual arts. I ended up with a degree in Communications, Journalism at the University of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo in 2001.

It was only in 2014 when I finally gave up my degree to became a professional artist. A few ups and downs, and with a lot of self-love and trust, along with all my family and friends, I overcame the fear of leaving ‘my career’ behind to make a living as an artist.

Even before that, the real challenge it was to leave behind my motherland, my family and all my friends to embrace new opportunities and chase a dream in a different country, by myself. You cannot survive as an immigrant if you aren’t brave and go beyond your limitations.

Drica Lobo Art is a lifestyle, not just art. And art is not what I do, it is who I am. I respect all and share my freedom state of mind, with uplifting, happy and peaceful paintings.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
A lot of struggles, from small funny ones to some big, scary ones. From working as an immigrant, cleaning house, I remember only making notes about my client’s books and paintings. Well, of course, they fired me. But I had never worked before cleaning houses and for me, it was just fine.

I had so many people who betrayed me, hurt my feelings and told me I was never going to be a successful artist until I died. Really? Ok. Unlike other businesses, the art business does not have a specific road map to follow. It’s not an easy path, but even the bumps are great opportunities to grow. As long as you are 100% committed to bringing that vision to life, you will do anything, anywhere.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Drica Lobo Art – what should we know?
Drica Lobo Art offers paintings, art classes and workshops. We are known for very modern, colorful landscapes, as well as art therapy classes or super easy going and fun party paintings. I am committed to get to know exactly what my client is expecting and do even better. I’m always looking for new ways to be creative, visiting different countries as well as my surroundings. Explore to create. Very genuine personality, easy going and risk taker.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Art is a very personal thing, its feelings and emotions, translated into colors in my very own brush strokes. Success is to be able to make people happy, wondering, thinking while they are staring at your creation. Is when people believe in your art and pay to be your collector. Is to have time to master your craft. Is to discovery an unique aesthetic. Is to give hope thru art, making people forget their problems to dive deep into your paintings. Is when people discover more about themselves while looking into your art.

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