Veronica Soto - Hlampeas has been an artist since she was old enough to hold a crayon. While in second grade she was asked what her favorite color was, "Red?" asked her teacher, and Veronica responded "Blue is the best color". She knew from her crayons that blue was the most beautiful color of all since it represented the sky and the ocean. Her family encouraged her as did her teachers to continue to create and draw. It was always something she was able to carry with her throughout her life. At the tender age of 38, Veronica woke up from a long artistic sleep and begun her love affair with art once again. It has been several years since then and every day is a new day full of creative and artistic possibilities. Gouache is her favorite! It's vibrant and delicious. Can paint be delicious? If so, then it's gouache.
Here are some fun facts about Veronica that you probably didn't know:
· She loves to travel and go antiquing with her husband, taking loads of photos along the way.
· She loves to find little treasures that have been long forgotten or discarded.
· Her favorite TV channel is TCM. This is magical as it can transport you into another place and time.
· Her favorite food is cheese. (She thinks she was a mouse in her previous life!)
· She once auditioned for a children's TV show and when it was her turn to speak in front of the camera, she froze and mumbled nonsensical things to the people in the room. Needless to say she didn't get the part.
· She loves to dance. (She will dance to pretty much anything.)
· As child, she played the piano and the violin. As an adult, the guitar is looking more and more enticing.
· Naps are her favorite…and many more tidbits that come out through her art and illustrations.
Her previous clients include author Tonya Hurley, and (the now closed) Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.
She hopes to be able to inspire children and adults alike to go after their dreams. Let them know that right now is the right time to start on your path to find what makes your heart sing.