Angel del Palacio
Mixed media paintings in Mexico
"Painting fills my soul and spirit with ecstasy. I love being an artist!""I'm Miguel del Palacio, an artist from Mexico. I've always liked painting and being able to depict shapes on paper or canvas that capture a person's spirit, a town's color and even a simple bouquet of flowers. Painting fills my soul and spirit with ecstasy. I love being an artist!
"For me, there’s nothing better than being able to create something. I think I'm a dedicated person and am committed to painting and music because it's so satisfying. I learned the most from my father, who not only taught me painting techniques, but from an early age, he taught me to value and love our culture. He told me he was not only a painter, but an artist and taught me the difference — a painter paints what sells, while an artist sells what he paints. Because of that, I consider myself an artist.
"Another simple but important lesson my father taught me is that 'the person that runs a lot doesn't go anywhere unless he knows where he's going.' I also learned that there aren't any shortcuts and the only way to achieve something is to work, work, work. In the end, practice is the best teacher, which is why my biggest commitment is with the work I have in front of me today. It must be better than what I did yesterday. As Pablo Picasso said, 'When inspiration hits me, may it find me working.'
"I don't think there's a formula — or if there is, I'm not aware of it. There are problems implicit in each work of art, and this is the challenge an artist faces every day. It's like the old saying, 'perseverance is an tree with bitter roots and sweet fruits.'
"My most difficult moment in life was crossing the Sonoran Desert in 2001 in search of the American Dream. After achieving it, I worked in the U.S. for more than ten years to help my family. I'm very proud of providing for them, learning so much and how that experience strengthened my character.
"Unfortunately, art of any kind is a difficult path when starting. Fortunately, I've been able to make a living with my paintings, and music has also helped when I felt discouraged. I've always kept in mind that even the experts started out as beginners.
"My art has allowed me to live comfortably, but I continue working hard so my paintings can reach beyond borders and show the world my country's beauty — its towns, streets, culture and people."
6 items by Angel del Palacio
Giclee Print of a Woman and Child Waiting from Mexico
Que Sera, Giclee Print of a Woman and Child Waiting from Mexico
Angel del PalacioAngel del Palacio illustrates an expressive scene of a mother sitting and waiting with her child as they both look off into the distance. Her weariness can be seen in her face and her posture, while...$569.99
Signed Crayon and Pencil Painting of Young Yucatan Dancer
Little Dancer, Signed Crayon and Pencil Painting of Young Yucatan Dancer
Angel del PalacioProud of her heritage, a girl from the state of Yucatán performs a traditional dance with singular enjoyment. She is wearing the white huipil dress embroidered with pink flowers and she masterfully...
Old Man Macario
Gouache and Crayon Portrait of Mexican Gentleman Signed Art
Old Man Macario, Gouache and Crayon Portrait of Mexican Gentleman Signed Art
Angel del PalacioAngel del Palacio Macario introduces Macario through his admirable art. The Mexican artist masters gouache, crayon and pencil techniques to paint the incredibly realistic portrait of this proud...
Lady with Poinsettias
Portrait of Purepecha Woman and Poinsettias Realism Painting
Lady with Poinsettias, Portrait of Purepecha Woman and Poinsettias Realism Painting
Angel del PalacioHer face framed by her traditional rebozo, a woman from the Purépecha community poses with a bouquet of nochebuenas (poinsettias). She has just bought them at the local market, along with some fruit....
Little Basket Vendor
Signed and Framed Portrait of a Tarahumara Girl from Mexico
Little Basket Vendor, Signed and Framed Portrait of a Tarahumara Girl from Mexico
Angel del PalacioAngel del Palacio illustrates a Tarahumara girl carrying a baby as she sells traditional baskets in this detailed portrait. He uses the gouache technique, a type of paint that is very similar to...$1,289.99
Where Has Time Gone?
Crayon and Pencil Portrait Signed Painting of Woman
Where Has Time Gone?, Crayon and Pencil Portrait Signed Painting of Woman
Angel del PalacioHer face softly illuminated by a tenous light, a woman contemplates life so far while lost in the land of memory and nostalgia. Angel del Palacio paints her portrait with reverent artistry with...