CUENCA, ISSUE # 13
PAGE # 8
Writed by Ali Spense
Ali Spence trained in art in Canada at VCC, where she graduated with honors and was twice awarded Student of the Year. Her years as a graphic artist and a technical illustrator have influenced her work. She relocated to Ecuador more than five years ago and has been drawn to painting portraits primarily of Amazonian people. Painting almost exclusively in watercolor, she attempts to capture the spirit of her subjects, focusing on their dark and piercing eyes, rich beadwork, tattoos, and colorful feathers. She always tries to allow the inner strength and vulnerability of her subjects to surface, creating a connection with those who resonate with her work.
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