Raffle to Support the LCS Children's Art Program
Ticket draw Friday April 5 at 7:30pm at the Sol y Luna Hotel/Spa (Rio Bravo #10A, Ajijic)
— winner need not be present
About the ArtistRicardo Sánchez Corona (Mexico City 1992) grew up working with his family in the chinampas (agricultural islands) of Xochimilco south of Mexico City. From an early age, he learned to appreciate the small details and colours of life around him. He spent much of his free time drawing and painting life as he saw it.
His focus and drive allowed him to attend UNAM (the prestigious National Autonomous University of Mexico) where he studied Architecture. For his thesis, he specifically studied the architecture of the Tienda de Raya – the building you can see behind Emiliano Zapata in this painting. His coursework included classes in watercolours — which he loved and excelled in. He studied “Plein Air” drawing and watercolour techniques under Lorenza Capdevielle Van-Dyck an outstanding professor recognised in 2017 with the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz award — the highest academic prize awarded by the UNAM.
In early 2020, he started what was to be a month-long post-graduation trip through Baja California, after which he planned to return to Mexico City to start his architecture career. In February, the world shut down because of COVID. After many weeks with little to do, he started painting. As he painted throughout the town of Mulegé, locals and expats became interested and excited about his work. So much so, that he was commissioned for many paintings and murals. As a result, he discovered that painting was his true passion — not architecture.
For the past four years, he has travelled throughout Mexico, exhibiting in various galleries — his paintings continued to sell, as his reputation increased. In the Fall of 2023, Ricardo and his partner visited Ajijic, and discovered the Lake Chapala Society. Through this, Ricardo became aware of the LCS Children’s Art Program, and his life took a turn — filled with new inspiration. The Manager of the LCS Children's Art Program, Danielle Pagé, saw an opportunity for him to volunteer to instruct the young people in the art program. He works well with the children in the Art Program because he had been a volunteer children's art teacher for Casa Hogar in Morelia. They both believe that when a child is inspired, the path to greatness has been started. A collaboration was spontaneously born.
When Ricardo secured a date and time for a unique art exhibition at the Sol y Luna Hotel/Spa, the idea for a fundraiser for the LCS Children’s Art Program was proposed. A beautiful custom watercolour painting valued at $30,000 pesos was selected, and a raffle was decided upon.
You can get more information about Ricardo by visiting his website: www.ricardosanchez.art