Small Strokes

ABOUT VIRI RAMOS

I have always been in love with México. However, living away from home has given me an even deeper appreciation for my culture and heritage. People live their lives in México with an energy and happiness like no other. A culture that is rich and that I am proud to call my own. In a time when many have wanted to make us feel "less than" I want to be loud and help remind ourselves that we are all a bright light that lets nothing shut us down.

As a mom raising a son far from our home and traditions, I have found through art a way to make him interested in the icons that shape us and the fun images that remind me of my Latin roots. I hope to bring this interest to all others growing and raising families away from our incomparable México.

Viri Ramos was introduced to painting at an early age by her mother who was a classically trained oil painter. Growing up they would often work along side each other.

Upon graduating college, she made the move from Monterrey, México to Houston, Texas. It was during her time living on her own that she discovered acrylics, which were better suited for her not so well ventilated studio apartment. She found in acrylics the best match for her laid back relaxed aesthetic and personality.

Her paintings are filled with life and fun. They are happy and playful.. at times serious, but mostly not at all. She favors rough strokes and bold colors.

When possible, she brings her son along and collaborate on pieces together. He is her main drive to paint without judgement. She loves watching his creativity at work and having him know that what he makes and his ideas are valued and needed.

©2018 by Viri Ramos