Small painting of a toucan on engraved wood.
Dimensions: 18 cm x 25 cm
Material: Recycled wood. Biodegradable.
Weight: 400 grams
Created by Mrs. Eugenia Sánchez (Gna)
From PintArte Group, Museo Islita
Community of Islita. Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Her artistic connection was born in 2003, by means of the Islita Museum and the empowerment of local artists, a project promoted by Hotel Punta Islita and its social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
Gena is passionate about painting and her inspiration comes from the colourfulness of her village, the traditions and the local flora and fauna. Through her paintings she connects us with the vibrant colours of Islita.
"Making these pieces fills me with happiness because I am doing something I like, doing the best use of my creativity with brushes and colours". She would like that their clients know that by acquiring her paintings she is sharing a community space and a little bit of her time, inspiration and happiness. "There is a part of me in every piece".
Museo Islita provides continuous support to Guanarte, the collective of five local artist groups consisting of nearly 60 artists (mostly women): Papaturras, Cantarrias, PintArte, BosqueMar, Matrices and Arte Marena. This group performs the technique of drawing on engraved wood, creating beautiful paintings that express the colour of the rural and coastal landscape, as well as species of flora and fauna, typical of the area. Read more about them in "About us".