The daughter of the master painter, Alfredo Gomez, Estefania Gomez was destined to be a great, skilled artist just like her father. Estefania was born in Guadalajara Mexico and later moved with her family to La Puente, California. She was a very animated child and would constantly draw on any surface that she can reach. From drawing mouse holes on the walls to painting on her parents’ car, she always had a pencil in her hand ready to draw.
As a small child, she always watched her father paint the most realistic masterpieces imaginable. Every day she would sit quietly to watch and learn her father’s technique and as the years passed her knowledge of the great artist from the past and her skill increased. She fell in love with Salvador Dali’s paintings and became influenced to become a great artist like he was. Other artists that influence and inspire her to be great are Johannes Vermeer, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh.
Her first painting she made was when she was only 12 years old. She hadn’t seen her father in months due to a business trips to Cuba and Japan. She missed him very much, so she decided to grab one of his blank canvases, put on his favorite album and painted a recreation of Gustav Klimt’s famous painting, The Kiss. Estefania hasn’t stopped her art and had her first solo show at the age of 17 and has had several shows since then. Her art is showcased all over Southern California and even in some galleries in Rosarito, and her home town of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Today, she has started her gallery, Vor Allem Gallery, to show that she will become one of the best artists to come out of Mexico and La Puente. Her nonstop work ethic and her love for the arts will bring you great art and shows in the near future. Thank you for taking time to read about Estefania Gomez.