L' Artiste

“I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!” ~Alice, in Wonderland

        Belinda began her artistic career at an early age primarily in drawing, painting, and poetry. She has had her work displayed in galleries not only in United States but in Russia as well and has won numerous awards in various district, state, and local art fairs. Belinda continued to advance and develop her skills as an artist at the University of Southern California where she was able to fine tune her imagery, creativity, and vision under the direction of notable professors.

      Experiences in life and at the University of Southern California led Belinda to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work. Upon developing herself as a professional she was able to return to the world of art by developing herself as an emerging journalistic and portraiture photographer through the utilization of online tools and computer technology. Photography soon became an obsession and a passion leading to a co-mingling of her professional mantra and her artistic flair.

      Soon Belinda developed the notion of providing a service to a community who may not otherwise be able to obtain it at reasonable and affordable prices. Beautiful photography is seen by many as an expensive luxury, especially with the current ability to pick up a camera anytime simply by picking up a cell phone and snapping a picture; however to call it art that is another notion in its entirety.

      Everyone deserves the right to see themselves through the eyes of an artist through a professional lens. Everyone deserves the right to truly see their own beauty. After having worked with many struggling with low self-esteem and others quickly losing their memories or experiencing flashbacks of moments best forgotten Belinda envisioned people fighting back with positive visions. Visions she could capture in a moment, in a twinkle, in the sweet sound of a shutter and a flash.