Paintings by artist Hilda Valdes are now on display at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Paintings by artist Hilda Valdes are now on display at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Hilda Valdes’ paintings come to the Lacombe Memorial Centre

Mexican/Brazilian artist brings unique exhibit to LMC foyer

The Lacombe Memorial Centre continues to be a hotspot for art in Lacombe.

The latest exhibit put on at the LMC is a collection of works by Hilda Valdes, a Mexican painter and artist who has brought her unique view to the community of Lacombe.

“I am happy, pleased and honoured to be invited to have my work here in this beautiful place. I hope people like it,” she said.

Valdes enjoys painting glass, flowers and skin and her work is on the display in the foyer of the LMC.

“Everything came together. These are pieces I have made in the last two years,” Valdes said. “Right now I am taking a little rest, but this is what I have been doing and it is beautiful I am able to put it all together.”

Valdes began painting as a little girl in Mexico before she moved to Brazil 26 years ago.

“I couldn’t work, so I started to paint. We left Brazil and then we went to Connecticut. I continued studying until I found a very good teacher. She is a woman from Chile and she is a very famous painter. Now this is what I do and I love it,” she said.

Valdes she is honoured to share her work at the LMC.

“It is a beautiful setting. I hope people come to enjoy it. I was very happy to be invited to do this,” she said.

Valdes hopes Lacombe residents enjoy her different view on art.

“It is not very traditional but not very crazy either. I hope they like it and if someone loves to paint, maybe they will be inspired,” she said.

She added, “I am happy, life is good and I hope everyone enjoys it.”

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