My name is Moraima Tinajero. I learned that I was granted with a gift of drawing when I was only 8 years old. Through the years my gift has matured with me. I took great interest in art during my junior high and high school years. I focused in drawing, pottery, as well as in the school art club. Though this education was not of the professional level, it opened a door to my abilities and advanced me into perfectng my techniques. I have learned however, that there is always a way to improve techniques and try new media. I have found that my level of comfort is in that of pencil, charcoal, and pastels.
Through my life, I became aquainted with animals and really loved their expressions and personality. These little souls nutured my life in ways I never thought an animal could. I fell in love with the unconditional love and affection they can give to a person. So strong was this love that I enrolled in The Professional Career Developement Institute of Atlanta, GA and achieved certification as an Animal Care Specialist. For a little over 8 years I worked in San Antonio, TX in day time animal practices and in an animal emergency hospital where I further dedicated my love for animals in their time of need and healing. This opened an avenue of people through all facets of life. Through their eyes I entered into their lives; understanding their pain, desperation, and deep love as I read the story their eyes told. It is through an emergency hospital in San Antonio, TX where I learned how humans can come together in times of need and desperation and through which I deeper understood that human-animal bond. I witnessed many happy endings but also many tears as some of our clients lost their beloved family member.
I then began offering my services as an artist capturing their pets unique personality through my art. Giving them that special gift of healing by immortilizing the memory of their pets. I am truly blessed to have been part of all those lives (and the wonderful co-workers that became my family) that touched my heart and forever became part of mine.
People also possessed great challenges that intrigued my curiosity. Capturing their individual qualities through their expressions and body language became one of my strong accomplishments. Intrigued by my abilities, I enrolled in a correspondence course through The Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis, MN where I further learned different techniques and the use of all media. I was the recipient of their prestigious "Blue Ribbon Art Award".
Through hard work and perseverance I have improved my skills (which continue to improve and mature with me) to become the artist I am today. I put my heart and soul into every portrait as to ensure your loved ones unique personality comes through in a realistic true-to-life creation. I truly beleve that "our eyes are the windows to our soul." That is what I try to embrace in each portrait.