In retrospect, I've come to realize I was always an artist. As a small child I knew I "saw" things differently than others did. Lights, shadows, and their effects could mesmerize me for hours. I came to love nature and its colors and movements.
My mother was a very gifted artist. Surrounded by creativity I was naturally drawn to the arts. I was attracted the most to drawing. Life kept me busy with studies, work, marriage and children, but the yearning for drawing was always there.
In 2004, I made an intent to formalize my art career and was lucky enough to find two great artists as my mentors, Abdón Romero and Sonia Hidalgo. I was drawn naturally to pastels because of my affinity for drawing and expressing myself directly with my hands. My paintings are inspired by how light sets the drama of color, shadow and the rhythm in a composition.
Gisela Llorens is a fine art pastel artist based in Miami, Florida. She does travel alot so spends 3 months in Denver, Colorado and 3 months in Key Largo, Florida. Best to reach her either by phone 305-205-4974 or email in the Contact section of this site. On her facebook page ArtbyGiselaLlorens you can use messenger to contact her. While you are there please "Like" her page.
Resume / CV
Art Education and Memberships:
Pastel Society of America, Associate Member July 31, 2019
Workshop with Artist Robert Masla - One week
Plein Air Painting with Pastel
Casa de los Artistas Mexico January 2013
Pastel Master Maggie Price Two day Workshop November 2012
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Romero-Hidalgo Artists Studio Miami, FL
January 2004 to 2011
- Atelier type instruction in classical drawing and painting
- Rembrandt’s 400th Anniversary Workshops & Museum Tour in Amsterdam, Holland 2006
- Italian Tour with Workshops at the Florence Academy, Museum Tour Workshops and Plein Air Workshops in Tuscany 2007