The artistic signature 'Dora Alis' becomes a notable Africa memoir of figurative artistic styles. "Portraits of Innocence" was launched in 2009 with over 100 portraits inspired by the beauty of Africa and celebrates Africa's children.
#Potraits of Innocence was created in various forms . Oil painting, acrylic, graphite pencil, Chinese ink, Colored pencils, oil pastel and others. Cotton Canvas, Fabriano Paper, Durex Card, Canson Paper and other types of art paper.
Meet CreatePreneuerAfrica, Colombia’s Dora Alis Mera V, Africa’s artistic signature in Portraits of innocence
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
Painting is born of an impulse of spiritual and divine overcoming. Therefore, it is only a divine expression. My true passion is spirituality.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I have always liked to draw and paint.
What about your passion attracts you most?
As for my artistic work, I am attracted to colors and mixtures, light and the harmony of composition in general.
What led you to make money from your passions?
People liked what I did and they started hiring me.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
. Since high school, I was paid to make drawings for students. They paid me very well.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
I have a brother motivated me, he supported me in the best way possible, he gave me a lot of encouragement and he trusted me.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
In these moments there are several sources of motivation; the first is my husband, the second is the people who follow me and buy my works, and third, are the people who give me words of support and share my work in social networks.
What do you have to say to all the people who doubted you?
If there was or is one, I do not remember it or I do not know it. I have always felt supported and motivated.
What advice do you give aspiring creatives who look up to you?
I advise you not to be conformists and take advantage of negative criticism to grow and improve. That they study, that they are not lazy or comfortable. That they learn from the great artists, they dominated the technique based on study and practice. Study and practice, perfect each day until you reach the point where you no longer need perfection.
A secret I give you (And this for the first time I do it public):
Something that helps, is having an image always close to the favorite artist, it can be an image of a work of art or a photo of the artist that you like the most. You can have this image in your room or in your studio and they will look at it every day and imagine that they want to be as talented as this artist. They will imagine that they have the same talent or that they want to reach the same level. That artist will be his teacher from now on. Listen to this advice and do it.