Jola Soares graduated with B.S. degree in Computer Science and she has been working as Database Administrator for over 20 years. During that time she managed to take art classes and workshops and work on paintings during her free time to balance very stressful and demanding job.
Jola is Polish born and moved to U.S more than 30 years ago and has lived mostly in Chicago,IL. since then. She works in multiple mediums including oil & cold wax, encaustic, photography and ceramics. She exhibits her work in Chicago and midwest area galleries.
Artist Statement Jola Soares believes that art is very powerful therapy and has the gift of healing. She is an intuitive painter, inspired by self discovery, relationship to others, life stories , human emotions and experiences. She is interested in capturing meaningful moments in time and representing them in abstract expressions, mark makings and color on canvas. She put down several layers of paint while experimenting with colors, textures, and markings while using different tools such as brooms, whisks, skewers, pencils etc.The process of adding and subtracting paint is an essential part of the process. By revealing older layers and building up new ones, different feelings and memories are awakened and they eventually lead to finished pieces that speak to her.
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