" What is Art? That question has been asked for centuries. Art surprises life, it remains the untouchable, unattainable goal which in turn feeds our desires. Painting allows us to see what our world is telling us. Nature is at a distance and that is attractive, the interest to the human condition. Art can be subtle, evocative, beautiful and at times disturbing. As a painter, what I see, render and express connects to the beauty and strength of Art.
Every brushstroke, dot, slash, mark placed on the canvas has meaning. As interpreted it is at once familiar ,yet alien. The language of Art is not difficult to learn, and gives life meaning.
My interest remains to share this as best I can.
My process begins with an idea derived from objects , atmosphere, nature, whatever captures my attention . The studio offers a meditativestate of mind, laying out my tools, palette and composition starts a creative flow that is difficult to describe in words.
The finished piece is given to the viewer to assimilate and interpret."
Mendez graduated with a Fine Arts degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College. Living in Atlanta, Georgia she pursued studies with Russian master Marc Chatov. Marc has been a great influence in her development. Under his nurturing tutelage she developed a strong style that shows a feeling for color and bold brushwork. Always appreciating works by Sorolla and Sargent, she strives for continuous growth.
Oil Painters of America
American Women Artists
American Art Collector May 2018
American Art Collector March 2018
American Art Collector February 2018
American Art Collector January 2018
Hunter Museum Chattanooga, Tennessee 2015
American Art Collector January 2011
Homes and Lifestyles 2011
American Art Collector February 2010
American Homes and Lifestyles 2009
“Scully” Television 2015
“Taken 3” 2015 20th Century Fox
“Life As We Know It” 2010 Warner Brothers Studios
Four Seasons Hotel Santa Fe, New Mexico
Blackberry Farm- Walland, Tennessee
Bacchanalia- Atlanta, Georgia
Fairmont Hotel- Scottsdale, Arizona
Mendez Foundation- Atlanta, Georgia