Beatriz Ledesma was born in Argentina and emigrated to the United States, ultimately settling in Chicago. Her paintings are vibrant and colorful reflections on her very personal world of emotions that hints of the magic realism and surrealist influences of her latin American roots, making the compositions atmospheric and dreamlike. Through this vision she hopes that the viewer will be transported into an internal space of self reflection and insight about memorable and incongruous aspects of life.
Beatriz received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also has a practice of art therapy. Her interest in the practical applications of psychoanalysis and art for healing motivated her to obtain a doctoral degree (2009) focusing on the use of art-making in clinical treatment of adults. Her many exhibitions include numerous shows in galleries and museums. In addition her realistic compositions and drawings have been published in books. She has had many opportunities to collaborate with other artists, dancers and musicians to create original projects.
The oil paintings on canvas have a wire on the back for easy hanging.
- : From the series,"Memories of a Long Gone Past," oil on canvas 19" h x 15" w
- : $650