Saturday, January 19, 2013

4-Year Old Artist

Gwyneth Herrera of Toronto says she paints from her heart. At 4 years old, she has been painting since she was 14 months old, when she grabbed the paint brush from her dad's hand and insisted on creating something herself. Her dad, Carlos Herrera is and architect and artist who owns his own home improvement and interior design company and her mom, Ruth, is a jewelry designer.

Gwyneth has been encouraged, but not driven, by her parents, who love to take her to art galleries and talk to her about art. At the moment, Gwyneth works in acrylics and does abstract paintings which she names as soon as they are finished. She recently donated two of her favourite paintings, Ocean and Rain to Ronald McDonald House in Toronto.

From Jan. 14 to 20, Gwyneth and Carlos are having a joint exhibition of their works at Visual Arts Mississauga where there is free admission. If any of Gwyneth's paintings are sold, she plans to donate most of the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House.

Here is Rain:

and here's a video of the pint-sized painter in action.