I talked to Artist, Karina Llergo at the Columbus Arts Festival 2022.
Tell me about yourself and your art.
All of them are oil paintings. People get confused that they are photos and I have retouched them. These are all hand made. I do 80% oils and acrylic on the textures. I also add 24 karat gold because that will never tarnish with time. The beauty of my paintings is, once you turn off the light, they will still shine. It is motivational and inspirational. I use three elements in my art, air, water, and dance. I used to be a swimmer and dancer and I do skydiving. That is why my art has a lot of movement and flow. The most important part is, the titles. I start with the message I want to give. It is always about embracing who you are. For example, free your spirit, be happy with who you are, etc.
Is this your life work?
I have been doing it all my life. I didn’t study art; but, I have had it with me since I was born. I was in the corporate world working as a graphic designer for many years. I jumped into this fourteen years ago and I will never go back.
Is there anything that I didn’t ask you that you think I should have asked you? If so, go ahead and answer that question.
I am from Mexico. I was born in Spain. I moved to this country fourteen years ago.