Mercedes Lagunas

Closer to the Heart
Acrylic on Canvas
36.6 x 36.6 x 0.6 in.
2018
Cool Love
Acrylic on Canvas
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.6 in.
2018
Don't Stop Me Now
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
38 x 37.8 x 0.6 in.
2018
Love 7
Acrylic on Canvas
26 x 34.6 x 0.6 in.
2018
On a Clear Day
Acrylic on Canvas
33.1 x 38 x 0.6 in.
2018
Loving is Beautiful
Acrylic on Canvas
35 x 36 x 0.6 in.
2018

I ́m an European artist, living in Madrid, with my husband and 11 year old son. From an early age my greatest love was painting. I spent many hours with any kind of paint and paper!
I ́m passionate about light, color and the joy of life. I love to paint in a bold style that reflects my soul and the Mediterranean culture, Spain, the strong and vivid way of living life.

I studied Art History in college. Then I travelled around the world while I was working as a stewardess. But after a while, I decided to follow my true passion and start painting again.

I have worked as an illustrator for various magazines, including The New Yorker, and for big manufacturers as Hallmark.
My paintings are in private collections all over the world.

The phrase “Always look at the bright side of Life”, from Monty Python ́s movie Brian life, it’s what defines my work.
The connection with high vibration states of the being, such as love, peace, silence and joy is what I search for in life, in order to remember what I already am, but its been forgotten.

My love paintings are not meant to be romantic love, but a vibrational experience, from the inside.

I donʼt care so much about the themes or the styles, because all is invented already, but to connect with the emotion. My pieces usually have a statement, or tell a story about daily life, reflecting contemporary society, I love to look life with humor, and to see the absurd in many situations.

Colors, light, energy, emotion, all that is on my pieces. I strongly believe that my pieces can bring healing to the collector, as well as a beautiful and aesthetic piece of decoration.