The featured artist this month at El Progreso Memorial Library is 16-year-old Getsi Gomez, whose works on display are created with acrylic on canvas.
She has also dabbled in spray paint, most recently creating a space themed mural for her dad, who is also an artist.
Her inspiration stems from her inner thoughts.
“I just imagine things, said Gomez, “and whatever I think of, I like to project.”
She said her work is also based on her emotions, and is reflected whether she is sad or upset.
Raised in Uvalde and a junior at Uvalde High School, Gomez says she has taken art classes over the years, and enjoys painting at home. Her artworks decorate the house.
The most challenging subject for her right now is faces, and she says she struggles to get them just right. Landscapes, however, are easiest for her.
In the future, she plans to continue painting and developing her craft. She found her enjoyment for painting early on, and said as a child she and her two siblings were always doing art projects.
Several of her pieces are on display at El Progreso Memorial Library, including a peacock with vibrant green and blue colors she painted for her mother. Gomez’s works will be on display throughout the entire month of March.
El Progreso Memorial Library is located at 301 W. Main St.