I founded Art Times by Lupe to share with others the sense of serenity that my art brings to me. Based in Lake Park, Florida, I create artwork that makes use of precious stones, pastels on silk, mixed media, colored pencils with turpentine, and oils on silk. Specializing in murals, I create both outdoor and indoor pieces, taking inspiration from moments of stillness within the chaos of the world around me.
At the age of six, I saw the painting "Hay Wain" by John Constable and was mesmerized. I recall sitting for hours and staring at the painting while tears rolled down my face. I thought, "This is so beautiful." It was in that instant that I knew I wanted to be an artist, to create artwork that would stir up the emotions in others that "Hay Wain" had stirred up in me.
During high school, I began to express my artistic desire, but was quickly discouraged by an art teacher who told me that I did not have the talent to make it as an artist. My dream crushed by those words, my artistic talent sat untapped for many years.
It was when a crisis later in life left me feeling empty that I began to search my soul and ask, "what would make me happy?” Remembering my childhood dream of being an artist, I picked up the paintbrush again. I began taking classes at Covenant School of the arts, and, to the chagrin of that art teacher, discovered that I did indeed have talent!
Fascinated by the contrasts made by light and shadows, I was inspired to begin painting impressionist and modernist pieces. Most of my paintings are serene and evoke a sense of peace amidst our chaotic lives. I enjoy experimenting with different mediums such as pastels on silk and wood, turpentine with color pencil, and natural gemstones such as rubies and sapphires.
To order your artwork today, please call or email me at your convenience. Whether you are looking for a custom-piece or one of the images in my gallery speaks to you, I would love to hear from you. Are you looking for a Giclee print or unique greeting card? I have what you need! I am handily located for clients in Palm Beach, Dade, and Broward.
Monday to Friday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lighthouse Art Center
Artist of Palm Beach County
Creative Center of Palm Beach
Through my acrylics and oils mural work, I aim to inspire a sense of peace and tranquility, bringing an aspect of calm and relaxation to any room or outdoor space. When you commission a mural from me, I will first set up a consultation with you to discuss your artwork preferences. After drafting up a preliminary piece for your approval, I will create a mural to your exact size specifications. In the past, I have composed pieces measuring up to 25’ x 10’. I charge $25.00 per foot.
Creating landscapes out of scenes that inspire me, I compose pieces that reflect that quiet beauty of everything from early-morning streets, to empty hallways, to rushing waterfalls. Working with a wide variety of materials, I add a one-of-a-kind touch to every piece I complete.
I love creating portraits that capture the real-life beauty of my subjects. A gift that lasts a lifetime, my portraits eternalize one day, one moment, one expression. I am currently offering a 15% discount for repeat customers, so why not have yearly portrait sittings for your kids? Perfect for birthday, Christmas, and anniversary gifts, I also paint still life and animals
Peace and harmony are the essence and inspiration of my paintings. Imagine yourself, as you view my artwork, in a place where there is complete tranquility. Allow the serenity of my scenes to overtake your senses. Transport yourself to the city and setting where my art takes place, and for a time, you will forget the chaos and turmoil of the world and enter a place full of joy and beauty.