BFA in Painting and Art History from the University of Texas at El Paso
Paola Martinez is a portrait painter located in the border region of El Paso, Texas, and CD. Juárez, Mexico. She completed her BFA in Painting and Art History at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Her eclectic and indigenous portraits pay homage to her Mexican heritage, bringing awareness and life to the ancient tribes that adapt and diminish in today’s modern world. Her black and white portrait paintings focus on her subject’s gaze as she captures intimacy with the viewer. By using her unique finger painting style, the artist believes that she truly becomes in contact with her work and her subjects. She is known to use a black and white palette to disarm classicism and create equality. The multidisciplinary artist is constantly inspired by her travels around the world as she shares her knowledge and brings cultural diversity to create unison in humanity through her work.