Oil paintings are influenced by the Mexican-Muralist Diego Rivera. The large-scale butterfly oil work is supposed to be colorful and large enough to make the viewer feel absorbed into the painting. Zita-Barbara paintings are often described as Georgia O'Keefe with butterflies. Although, Zita-Barbara's work ventures into surrealism, abstraction, and portraiture found in the works of artists: Frida Kahlo, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali, and Gustav Klimt.
I believe that people seek to evolve on a spiritual level through the human experience. The way I communicate the beauty of those changes in my own soul is through art. It is hard to describe the internal state of being when undergoing a metamorphosis. Our consciousness is under a constant state of change, so is our world, and so are we. In my best effort to assist others, myself, anyone who seeks to develop, grow, change, is to paint butterflies. To me, this describes the beauty, pain, endurance, and acceptance of different "stages" before we all develop into the best version of ourselves and come into our own greatness, power, self-actualization.
The magnificent life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation – a reminder that we each have the ability to be reborn through a process that keeps going on deep within us. By retreating from the world into our inner being, surrounding ourselves in cocoons of prayer, meditation, spiritual books and courses, we are ready at some point to emerge as a recreated creature, rebirthed through a process of sequential events of changes that we each experience in our daily life. Awakened and ready to fly, we are transformed and reborn into an entirely new way of being.
University of Texas San Antonio Art Program B.A. in Art (digital media and painting focus.)
B.B.A Marketing and Applied Management St. Mary's University TX
International Fashion Week Designer of fashion based on butterfly oil paintings
Art Awards: Provided illustration work for “Schoolmates” magazine
First Place honorable mention High-school-Tejano Conjunto Poster Contest
First Place Jr. High-Tejano Conjunto Poster Contest
First Regional/ Second Place National-Ocean Pals Poster Contest Honorable mention
“Why wear a Helmet” Design contest First place Regional
First Place Regional/2nd International International United Nations Peace Poster Contest
Art featured in most major galleries in Southwest Texas including: San Antonio, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Georgetown, and Kerrville Formally introduced to the San Antonio art market on KLRN and KSAT
Art Featured in Local Galleries:
12 Brick Gallery-Blue Star, Southwest School of Art, Alameda Art Museum, San Antonio Art League Museum
Recent Non-Local Showings:
Nueva Vida Showcase in Washington D.C.
RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase 2017 Austin "Fixate"