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CARMEN GONZALEZ
Edmonton, - Canada


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Original Artworks (31)

Carmen Gonzalez; Bessghetti, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 yards. Artwork description: 241 My goal was to stimulate the vieweraEURtms senses of sight, taste, smell, and touch through realism and amplified colours.  I wanted my viewers to aEURoetaste it with their eyesaEUR which then triggers physical and emotional sensations causing hunger, thirst, joy, excitement, comfort, and perhaps guilt or ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2016
24 x 24 yards ( x )
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Carmen Gonzalez; In Tune, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted in oil on canvas.Objects trigger significant emotions or memories for each of us.  I love exploring the inner significance of objects from one person to another.  Musical instruments are a necessity to the world.  These instruments create beautiful sounds to create music.  What does this ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Anana, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 22 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Still life painting in acrylic on birch wood panel.Certain items trigger significant emotions or memories.  When I see a pineapple, I am always transported back in time to when I was traveling in Hawaii with my husband on our honeymoon 23 years ago.  When we were ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; The King Of Hearts, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 When I think of my childhood, I think of all the hours of playing cards with my siblings and friends.  We played cards on the weekend, when relatives visited, at school, or at the cabin.  Cards were my family s thing.  We would get excited when we ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2015
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Diner Dinner, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Most people are obsessed with good food and get so excited when they discover an amazing dinner or restaurant.  Eating in restaurants is very difficult for me.  I have IBS so I am not able to eat so many things.  This may be one of the reasons ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Yummy Gummy, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted with oil on canvas.My candies series paintings were inspired by childhood memories.  Every time I see certain candies, I am reminded of times as a child.  Candy has a way of luring us in with its bright colors, fun shapes, and addicting flavors.  It brings ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Dance With Me, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painting done in oil on canvasObjects trigger significant emotions or memories for each of us.  I love exploring the inner significance of objects from one person to another.  I am lured to objects that are nostalgic.  Vintage items are my favourite subject matter to pain.  Each ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2018
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Carnival Hot Dog, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 My goal was to stimulate the vieweraEURtms senses of sight, taste, smell, and touch through realism and amplified colours.  I wanted my viewers to aEURoetaste it with their eyesaEUR which then triggers physical and emotional sensations causing hunger, thirst, joy, excitement, comfort, and perhaps guilt or ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2015
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Una Cerveza, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 My goal was to stimulate the vieweraEURtms senses of sight, taste, smell, and touch through realism and amplified colours.  I wanted my viewers to aEURoetaste it with their eyesaEUR which then triggers physical and emotional sensations causing thirst, hunger, joy, excitement, comfort, and perhaps guilt or ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2015
12 x 36 inches (30.5 x 91.4 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Chateau Simone, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 15 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 I love painting bottles due to the reflective lights and colours on the glass.  I selected this bottle to paint because the label has a vintage look to it.  I personally do not drink wine, however, wine bottles remind me of special events and fellowship with love ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
15 x 30 inches (38.1 x 76.2 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Skittles Snack, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted with oil on canvas.  My candies series paintings were inspired by childhood memories.  Every time I see certain candies, I am reminded of times as a child.  Candy has a way of luring us in with its bright colors, fun shapes, and addicting flavors.  It brings ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2012
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Smarties Snack, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted with oil on canvas.  My candies series paintings were inspired by childhood memories.  Every time I see certain candies, I am reminded of times as a child.  Candy has a way of luring us in with its bright colors, fun shapes, and addicting flavors.  It brings ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2012
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Is Anyone There, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painting done in oil on canvas.Objects trigger significant emotions or memories for each of us.  I love exploring the inner significance of objects from one person to another.  I am lured to objects that are nostalgic.  Vintage items are one of my favorite subject matters to ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2016
24 x 12 inches (61.0 x 30.5 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Rotary Dialing, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted in acrylic on birch wood panel.Objects trigger significant emotions or memories for each of us.  I love exploring the inner significance of objects from one person to another.  I am lured to objects that are nostalgic.  Vintage items are one of my favorite subject matters ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Elvis Called No 2, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted in acrylic on canvas.Objects trigger significant emotions or memories for each of us.  I love exploring the inner significance of objects from one person to another.  I am lured to objects that are nostalgic.  Vintage items are one of my favorite subject matters to paint.  ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; SUCKERS, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted with oil on canvas.My candies series paintings were inspired by childhood memories.  Every time I see certain candies, I am reminded of times as a child.  Candy has a way of luring us in with its bright colors, fun shapes, and addicting flavors.  It brings ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2019
36 x 18 inches (91.4 x 45.7 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Banana Ou Anana, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painting done in acrylic on canvas.Certain items trigger significant emotions or memories.  When I see a pineapple, I am always transported back in time to when I was traveling in Hawaii with my husband on our honeymoon 23 years ago.  When we were there, we visited ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Mnm Snack, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted with oil on canvas.  My candies series paintings were inspired by childhood memories.  Every time I see certain candies, I am reminded of times as a child.  Candy has a way of luring us in with its bright colors, fun shapes, and addicting flavors.  It brings ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2012
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; Pez Woody, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painted with oil on canvas.  My candies series paintings were inspired by childhood memories.  Every time I see certain candies, I am reminded of times as a child.  Candy has a way of luring us in with its bright colours, fun shapes, and addicting flavours.  It brings ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2013
36 x 18 inches (91.4 x 45.7 cm)
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Carmen Gonzalez; At The Cabin, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Painting done in oil on canvas.Objects trigger significant emotions or memories for each of us.  I love exploring the inner significance of objects from one person to another.  What kind of memories does a clothesline give you.  For me, it reminds me of my childhood of ...
Carmen Gonzalez
Original Oil Painting, 2019
40 x 16 inches (101.6 x 40.6 cm)
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Artist Statement

One of the roots of my inspiration can perhaps be found in a quote from Aristotle - The aim of art is to not represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. I am attracted to painting simple everyday objects. My attraction is not only for the beautiful shape, color, and texture of an object but also its essence. Simple objects have the ability to triggers strong memories or emotions transporting the mind of a viewer into the past.

My compositions are happy, playful, and nostalgic with the use of color and patterns. I love incorporating patterns into my paintings. Patterned backgrounds take the eyes of my viewer on a journey to all corners of the canvas. Different patterns stir up different feelings or emotions which adds to the character of each painting. I strive to create paintings that make everyone joyously smile.

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