Silvia Suarez. Tropicale I. Original oil painting on canvas. Canvas Size 36 x 48 inches. Silvia T. SuÃ¡rez was born in Pucallpa, Peru, in 1958. She showed considerable artistic potential at an early age. However she was discouraged from pursuing an artistic career because it was not considered financially and socially practical at the time. She decided to study art restoration; a field related to paintingâ€“but certainly not her first choice. It was only with the persistent encouragement of her artist husband, the well-known impressionist painter Jose Lopesalcedo, that she didnâ€™t abandon her dream. It has been a long, hard struggle over the past 20 years, but she has evolved into one of the most renowned painters in South America today. SuÃ¡rezâ€™s paintings have received critical acclaim. Her style has often been described as â€œrefreshingly magical.” One might say that her interpretations remind one of the masters Fatin-Latour and Redon. The subtle brushwork, which is characteristic of her work, displays a certain strength. The colours are soft and angelical, yet portray character and a sense of purpose. Much of SuÃ¡rezâ€™s subject matter is the reflective still water in a forest setting, and the rural landscape of Europe such as Tuscany for example. The paintings evoke a sense of peace; reminding one of the need for solitude and personal reflection. The forests and European landscapes have persevered and maintained their sublime beauty and dignity with the passing of time. SuÃ¡rez encourages us to do the same. After the struggles have passed, our souls can be like the still water and ancient landscape: infused with strength, serenity and a quiet wisdom. SuÃ¡rez is a first-rate artist who has established herself as one of the best painters in South America. She has exhibited in places such as Museo de Arte de Lima and the Alianza Francesa among many. Her works can be found in many galleries and private collections throughout the Americas and internationally. ****This Piece will be shipped rolled. This artwork is accompanied by a Gallery Certificate of Authenticity and is Guaranteed as described.