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Artist & Teacher

Astrid Mora

Astrid was born in Colombia, where she studied Visual Arts and History and received her Fine Art Certification and Art History B.A. from National University of Colombia. Subsequently, she traveled to Spain and earned her Masters Degree in Art History at the Basque Country University.

After living several years in Spain, Mora returned to the U.S.A, and made her home in West Palm Beach where she studied at PBSC to obtain her dual-certification in Art K-12 and Education. In 2007 she was honored to receive the ‘Academic Excellence Award in Painting’ from Palm Beach State College.

Mora has been working as an Art Elementary Teacher with the School District of Palm Beach County since 2007.

“My paintings show my passion for life and look for balance between the nature and human being. Over the years, I have explored many mediums —painting in oils and watercolors, using acrylic, shooting fine art nature photographs, even creating expressionistic artwork that incorporates mixed mediums. My art captures flora and fauna in danger in our planet and shows how human beings relate to our world. My travels have become an infinite source of inspiration and reflect the influence of nature on the human mind. I work with realistic and dynamic figures, using natural and voluptuous colors, organic forms and earth tones that are the deep expression of my vitality, mood as much as my culture”.

Recognitions and awards include:

Mora’s art has been included in private and public collections and exhibited in different countries since 1995.

Selected to “Nine Arch Mural Project” Lake Worth 100 Years, with “Diversity” CRA’s LULA Lake Worth

Year: 2012

Mention, Multiple Sins, Lighthouse Center of de Arts, Jupiter, Florida

Year: 2010

1st Place in painting Annual Awards at Excellent. 21st Annual PBCC Student Art Exhibition Art Award at Excellent PBCC

Year: 2007

Recognition for helping in the Visual Arts. Guerekis, Spain

Year: 1999

Finalist to National Context of “Acuarelistas Figurativos” United Nationals. Col.

Year: 1995

Finalist to “Salón Departamental de Artes Plásticas” Cultural Palace, Colombia.

Year: 1993