Lupita Cano is a self-taught abstract painter
   who loves to share her unique perspective 
   of the world through her art. 


   Lupita was born and raised in Seattle as part of a close-knit
   Peruvian family that valued and encouraged creative expression. 
   After graduating from high-school she began  to search for a job
   that would satisfy her bold personality  and unfettered imagination.


During  this time she began painting for recreation and soon discovered that this was her passion
and her calling.  With the support of her family and her job coach, Lupita embarked on creating the
ideal job:  self-employed artist.  In 2001 she launched AE Designs by Lupita, selling art cards 
reproduced from her original paintings.


Today Lupita's work is  exhibited and sold at Art Walks, craft fairs, gallery shows, coffee shops,
regional and national disability conferences, fundraisers, through retail shops and online.  Lupita also routinely donates her paintings and reproductions to charitable organizations.


As a disciplined artist she spends many hours per week developing her her craft and has done so for over 15 years. Her prefered medium is acrylic paint, although she enjoys experimenting with various mediums and techniques. Her style could be described as  exuberant, deep and layered.  She is fearless in her use of color and does not subscribe to any rules or boundaries that would contain her artistic vision.


Lupita is a proud self-advocate with Down syndrome who enjoys being a business owner
and a contributing member of her community.   

 Artist Statement:   


My inspiration:

“When I paint, I let my mind do the talking for me.  I let my hands do the talking for me. 
For example, I think about Dad, or what’s going on, and paint it. 
If I see cheetahs and mermaids, I do that.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a red day,
a happy day like Wednesday, or if it’s a blue, sad day like Monday. 
I paint, and I let the painting do the talking for me.”


My process:

“I see blobs of paint, I see aqua, or red, moving through the air. 
There are sounds, sights, smells, tastes.  You gotta let the art move
within you, as if you were the paintbrush.

Share whatever you’ve got within you.  Gifts.”


“My art means a lot to me.”

                                                    Lupita Cano  Copyright 2007   








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