Collections

These original art collections aim to provide an easier visual experience. To purchase available, one of a kind paintings directly from the artist, go to Original paintings on this site or email me the titles of your interest. You may also purchase from the art galleries that represent me.

You can see my artwork until January 6, 2023 at Hill Center Galleries, in Washington DC.

Earthward

A new collection that takes a bird’s eye view perspective. The series is mostly about Loudoun County, the undulating countryside, and some of the towns that make up this lovely part of the United States in northern Virginia. Only a few are from Uruguay, where I would climb every low mountain at sight to take in the views from above. I am an avid walker and birder. I go on walks around towns in Loudoun County with binoculars in hand and ready to be surprised by songs and colors.

Sharing

This series is about situations where we all benefit and feel so much better when sharing. Sharing what we have, what we have harvested or our experiences. Sharing a beautiful view, a book, the joy of seeing a storm pass by, or a night under a starry sky. This series is also about the delights of sharing, and I mean truly enjoying the very simple things life brings our way. I am learning that, unless I allocate time to practice “delight,” the speed and busyness of the day may take over. So for this series, I have been setting specific amounts of time during each day to share with delight. Share thoughts, share knowledge, share time -and delighting in those small moments that feed the soul and lighten the heart.

Note: the painting “We are almost there” is the back-cover of the Modern Renaissance Magazine, Issue 07, December 2021.

Rolling hills

This is a series about the undulating landscapes of the Uruguayan and Virginia countryside. In Uruguay these are landscapes with rounded hills and low mountains that are ~500-600 million years old. In the Piedmont area of Virginia small towns and villages are surrounded by low mountains with in turn and distance become the Blue Ridge Mountains, majestic in color and presence. Sheep, cows, goats, llamas, ostriches, armadillos, bunnies, donkeys and horses stroll the land. Vineyards and olive groves adorn the long, long views. The scent of native flowers and forests, the mellow sound of streams and shallow ponds provide a place for appreciation and contemplation.

Note: the painting “Fortunate” is the cover of the Modern Renaissance Magazine, Issue 07, December 2021.We are almost there,” is the back cover of the same Magazine.

Underland

Underland is a series of drawings and paintings focused on what lies underneath our feet and within the Earth. Burrowing creatures build their homes in the underland, and make it a resting place. Other life exists in a rhythm we do not accompany or even notice. I imagine this Underland as a rich and unseen world where even rocks tell the story of the animals and plants that once lived there. A world with the warmth of the Earth and the scent of the untouched. A mysterious and deep world that resembles our inner lives and unexplored memories.

By the sea

“By the sea” is a series of paintings that came to life during a year of living in a seaside community. Walks on the beach were a daily delight. Watching the ocean flow, and enjoying the crashing of the waves on the rocks, became a time to contemplate as much as the contemplation of time. In this series I have painted islands and land in the way a bird sees it; and enjoyed the beach the way a dog does. These oil paintings capture islands, surfers, stormy days, old parts of town, and pure enjoyment with each wave.

Black on white

Drawing with ink is something I have done since a tender age. My parents worked on their architectural blueprints with Rotring pens. I loved using the back of the huge blueprints to draw with these delicate pens. As long as we left things the way we found them (clean and tidy) my sisters and I were allowed to use their studio. There are many, many drawings, as young as 2 years of age, where I’d lose myself, the same way I do now, playing with lines, circles and dots. No wonder one of my favorite quotes ever is by Paul Klee: “the line is a dot that went for a walk”. That is how my grandfather, Ernesto Puppo, would invite me to his drawing board “Cara Sabina, let’s take a dot on a walk!”

Virtuous

Some of these faces are of people I know and love. Others represent seasons and virtues. They intend to capture life – imperfect, challenging and filled with possibilities.