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Meet Pablo Villagomez and Monica Malvi Dollison

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pablo Villagomez and Monica Malvi Dollison.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Greetings fellow artists, we are the hosts of Life Drawing Muze. We have always had an interest in creating art and this desire led us to attend Los Angeles Trade Technical College, this is where we were introduced to the world of figurative art and the joy and challenge of drawing from a live model. Many years after graduation we were regularly attending local life drawing sessions in order to sharpen our skills. We loved the creative atmosphere provided by the event organizers and the opportunity to meet other artists and models that were part of this wonderful community. We decided that one day we would like to host a life drawing session of our own, and three years ago we were fortunate to find the perfect location, Art Share L.A., located in the heart of the thriving Artist District in downtown Los Angeles. This project has not only helped us grow as artists but it also has given us the opportunity to showcase our art for commercials, TV shows, and art events. We hope to provide for many years a safe and creative environment for all the artists that decide to join us in their artistic journey.

Please tell us about your art.
We are figurative painters and our main inspiration is the human form and its many wonderful variations. From professional figure models to musicians to everyday people working or sitting at a restaurant we try to capture that fleeting moment of someone’s life with paint, ink or watercolor. Our sketchbooks are filled with our explorations of Los Angeles and its people, we want our art to be seen as a mirror to a beautiful and delicate world that is ever-changing.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
The development of one’s art is a lifelong, ongoing process and its success can be measured in both small steps, such as a good day of painting, and in large steps such having a gallery opening. And in order to reach the desired success requires one to put in the time and effort in both developing your style and promoting your art. We have met and spoken to many artists and most of us would agree that one of the biggest challenges facing us today is having our art noticed and appreciated in a very crowded field. Most of us lack that showmanship that is sometimes required to promote our art to the public and galleries and may even scoff at the notion that one’s own art is good enough to be shown. Cheer up fellow artists and keep on creating for the love of art, appreciate your talents and the art that you create and try make the world a better place.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can follow us see our art on:

Pablo:
Instagram: @museumofpablo

Monica:
website: www.monicadollison.com
Instagram: @malvimart
To purchase artwork – malvimart.etsy.com

Life Drawing Muze:
Instagram: @lifedrawingmuze
Facebook: @Lifedrawing Muze
Blog : lifedrawingmuze.blogspot.com
meetup.com/Life-Drawing-Muze

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Image Credit:
Photo of Monica & Pablo by Z. Eric Yang

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