Maria del Rosario

She is a writer, mother, wife and painter.  Her paintings are filled with symbolism and surrealism.  She paints memories of old legends, and tales from another era and world, from beliefs of an ultra Catholic upbringing sprinkled with the mystery of magic and the secrets of the Universe.

Maria del Rosario truly understands color.  Her shades do not attempt to capture nature, but rather to suggest movement, rhythm and to create a vibrant atmosphere which is based on her own personal vision.

Like she says in a line of one of  her poems loosely translated after having dreams of volcanos erupting and silver laurels falling on her forehead...

What could it be?

An ardent wish of being outstanding?

Or maybe death that comes to me

in shades of silver and smiling.

Esqueleto fosforecente            Que será?

que se apaga y se enciende      Deseo ardiente

y no me deja en paz.           de ser sobresaliente

Calavera sonriente,           o talvez la muerte

en la obscuridad de mi alcoba,     que viene a mi

es mi luna creciente.           de plata y sonriente.

Te miro de frente;                             

me doy media vuelta,                                        Maria del Rosario

laureles de plata,

caen en la frente.

Extraño sueño;

ilusión, o es mi mente

volcán en erupción

fuerte torrente

lleno de ideas

formas y figuras

angosta herradura

símbolo de suerte?

Photo by Martha Solorzano

Born in León, Nicaragua...