Zully Nelly Davila Amenero was born in Chiclayo, Peru. She is a Dreamer. (DACA Recipient) Her family migrated to Provo, Utah in 1998. In 2017 she moved to O'ahu, Hawaii and received a B.A in Art-Education and now resides in the North Shore of O'ahu. She has painted murals throughout the island while working with The Estria Foundation.
As an educator, she enjoys sharing with others what she has learned throughout her experience and watching herself and others grow throughout the learning process. Family is home, she is obsessed with any dog she sees, and is a happy potato-anything eater.
Zully’s art is inspired by her life experiences and emotions as a #Dreamer. Her works display themes of love, hope, happiness, faith, healing and the feelings not often openly shared of anxiety, depression, fear and inadequacy. She chooses to share her life in a mix of mediums such as acrylic, oil paint, spray paint, resin, collaging, and photography.
Hi I’m Kessley Durrant. I’m a Mexican-American artist. I have been drawing since I was 12 years old and painting since I was 14. I am lucky to have two different cultures to use as inspiration.
It’s been hard trying to find where I fit in being from two different worlds, but I started to realize that as long as I’m happy and push for what I want, I’ll make my own place! Being a part of two different cultures brings its challenges but it's nothing I’m afraid of taking on!
I’m currently attending UVU for an Art-Education degree. I also teach art at an elementary school, and sell my art on the side. I love using acrylics and graphite; I design clothes and shoes and do some digital art. I’m always pushing myself to be better and to help my students around me to be the best they can be.
Evelyn is a Mexican-American illustrator currently living in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. While maintaining a professional focus on fashion illustration, her multi-disciplinary skill set has led her to enjoy side projects involving soft textiles, graphic design, floral arrangement, dance performance, music, and set production.
Her soft watercolors and expressive lines seek to highlight the colorful movements within fashion, pop culture, beauty and everyday life. The work she produces and shares has garnered the attention of local brands and publications as well as select international projects. Her artistic presence in the community has also led to drawing live at events with clients such as Nordstrom, Utah Fashion Week, and other local conventions.
Hi! I’m Viri Ramos, a Houston-based acrylic painter, and mother. I was born and raised in Monterrey, México, and moved to Houston, Texas right out of college. Growing up, my mother who is a classically trained oil painter would let me borrow her oils and I’d sit next to her to watch her do her thing at the home studio aka room off the garage.
It was when I moved to Houston that I discovered acrylics. I liked the simplicity of acrylic and water, and honestly, I was too broke for oils! Acrylic paint seemed to match my impatience, budget, and I think overall personality.
I like to reflect a lot of México in my pieces, especially from my childhood. As a mom raising a son far from our home and traditions, I have found through art a way to make him interested in the icons that shaped me and the fun images that remind me of my Latin roots. I hope to bring this interest to all others growing and raising families away from our incomparable México.
When possible, I like to have my son collaborate on pieces with me. He is my main drive to painting without judgment and says is my número uno supporter.
Michelle Franzoni Thorley's work focuses on the ancestral power to heal. She is a self-taught artist who has claimed power through embracing her Mexican-American heritage and her experiences as a woman artist.
Her work has been displayed at the Writ and Vision gallery, LDS Church History Museum, and Springville Art Museum. She spoke at the Center for Latter-Day Saint Art in New York City in June, 2019. She is passionate about plants, family history, and the stories of women. Her work and words can be found on Instagram at @florafamiliar. She lives in Utah, with her spouse and young children.
Hello! I’m Jessica Willoughby. I was born in Venezuela and came to the US when I was 11. I am a mother to three amazing children and I am also an artist.
From an early age I always loved to create and knew that art would be a part of my life. I have sold commissions both privately and at different art markets for many years, but 3 years ago I decided to start this journey of teaching others art. I find so much joy in showing youth to love art and develop their talents.