"I decided I didn't want to lie to my parents any longer, and believed that they would understand my passion: that paints ran through my veins to be expressed on the canvas.""I'm Vilma de los Milagros Ipanaqué Sosa, born September 14, 1968. I was only five years old when I knew I was in love with painting. I remember once, when I was at school, we had an arts teacher who only taught music. I said to him, 'Teacher, I want to learn about painting.' He didn't budge, so I had to be satisfied with listening to music at school and painting at home.
"After high school, my mother enrolled me in an institute to study something completely different to art. She thought painting offered an uncertain future, so I did as she wanted. However, one day walking back home, I saw a promotional poster announcing the registration period at the Ignacio Merino Superior Institute of Art. I didn't have to think twice. I found out about the entrance exam, and took it. I was so happy when I found out I had been accepted!
"I didn't tell anyone about it. I dropped out of the other course and devoted myself to studying art. I used the tuition fee my parents gave me for the other institute to pay the new one, and I kept my notebooks and materials at a friend's house, where I would work on my assignments so my mother wouldn't find out.
"One day my parents saw some small paints between my notebooks and asked what were they teaching me at the institute. I said it had nothing to do with my studies, that I had been painting after school. That was a big scare!
"I decided I didn't want to lie to my parents any longer, and believed that they would understand my passion: that paints ran through my veins to be expressed on the canvas. I told my father first. He was more understanding, and I asked him to tell my mother to avoid a big fight. After a few telling offs, they accepted my life and even started buying me more materials.
"Now my parents are proud of my art and appreciate the wonderful world in which I dwell, which feeds my body and soul.
"The customs of Peruvian communities inspire me to find a way to transmit their cultural expressions through the canvas. I am very proud of what I do. I have exhibited my canvases in various places and have won several competitions, awards, and honorary mentions.
"I want to capture the essence of the Andean world on my canvases, so that you may take home works that is filled with love and a life-long passion for art."
5 items by Vilma Ipanaque
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Florist from Peru
Florist, Signed Expressionist Painting of a Florist from Peru
Vilma IpanaqueClutching a bouquet of blue flowers, a florist wearing a hat is the subject of this painting from Peru. Vilma Ipanaque paints this vertical composition, which she captures in a distinct expressionist...$404.99
Signed Impressionist Painting of a Marina from Peru
Marina, Signed Impressionist Painting of a Marina from Peru
Vilma IpanaqueResting on a beach, a group of boats overwatches a tranquil marina in this painting by Peruvian artist Vilma Ipanaque. She paints this scene in an impressionist style for a lovely addition to your...$507.99
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Jar Seller from Peru
Jar Seller, Signed Expressionist Painting of a Jar Seller from Peru
Vilma IpanaqueArriving from the northern regions of Peru, a jar seller presents her wares in this painting. Vilma Ipanaque paints this composition, depicting her subject in an expressionist style.Titled Vendedora...$404.99
Signed Expressionist Water-Themed Painting from Peru
Water, Signed Expressionist Water-Themed Painting from Peru
Vilma IpanaqueRepresenting the essence of water, a woman is the subject of this painting by Peruvian artist Vilma Ipanaque. She paints this portrait in an expressionist style, depicting her subject in a variety of...$504.99
Dance the Marinera
Signed Expressionist Painting of Marinera Dancers from Peru
Dance the Marinera, Signed Expressionist Painting of Marinera Dancers from Peru
Vilma IpanaqueDancing the elaborate marinera, a Peruvian couple is depicted in this composition by Vilma Ipanaque. She paints in an expressionist style, realizing her subjects with vibrant colors against an...$479.99