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Local artist Alma Ramirez excels at capturing the natural beauty of Jacksonville’s nearby bodies of water in her paintings.
Ramirez’s work reflects a contemplation of nature and her surroundings. Her artistic process is based on the interplay of color and composition, and she describes her style as contemporary abstract.
Born in Mexico, Ramirez earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Chihuahua’s Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, and she spent time living in Germany prior to moving to Jax.
Her work has been exhibited in national and international contemporary art galleries and is currently featured in local galleries such as The Vault 1930 in San Marco and Art on Centre in Fernandina Beach, as well as regional galleries in St. Augustine, FL, Naples, FL, Laguna Beach, CA, Dallas, TX, and more.
We asked Alma a few questions to learn about her experience thus far living and working in Jacksonville, as well as her impressions and memories from the city. See her responses below:
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN JACKSONVILLE?
“Five years after moving from Germany”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF THE CITY?
“The water around us, the colors, the scenery and all the nature that surrounds us”
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL HANG-OUT SPOT?
“The people and the water definitely”
WHAT, IN YOUR WORDS, IS THE BEST THING ABOUT JACKSONVILLE?
“Always by the water. I especially enjoy walking by the beach or river in the afternoons, the colors of these moments are very inspiring for my art.”
WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT JAX IF YOU COULD?
“Having better Mexican food”
You can visit Alma Ramirez’s website at https://almasgallery.com.