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Oct 14, 2015

by Patricia Vargas

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Hello! My name is Patricia Vargas, and I’m the artist behind Parima Creative Studio. I make abstract paintings and art prints using acrylic paint and digital methods. I work out of my home studio in Los Alamitos, California.

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I started painting when I was around 10 years old. My mother used to paint, and growing up I would often watch as she created beautiful landscapes. One day, I decided to try my hand with the paintbrush. My first few pieces weren’t exactly stellar, but at the time I thought I was creating masterpieces. I loved painting so much that it quickly became my go-to hobby. I went on to study art at the University of California Santa Barbara, where my main focuses were painting, digital media and paper arts.

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During college, the thought of pursuing art as a career seemed so far-fetched that I decided to venture down the more practical career path of being a web designer. However, as the years passed, I started to get requests from friends and family to make paintings for their homes; slowly but surely, the idea of being a professional painter no longer seemed so radical. I opened Parima Creative Studio in January 2013, and went full-time in 2014.

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I make art because it’s a form of expression that communicates things that cannot be expressed in any other way. To the outside world, I’m relatively quiet and shy; I’m not the kind of person who can walk into a room and immediately befriend strangers and create conversations. My paintings, on the other hand, are generally loud and vibrant; they start conversations all on their own.

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Inspiration for my paintings comes from whatever I’m feeling in the moment. I typically start by deciding on a general color palette; I’m drawn to bright and rich colors, like deep blues, deep greens, bright pinks and gold. I work in two mediums: traditional acrylic paint on canvas, and digital. I like the unexpected possibilities that acrylics bring, yet I also like the control and ability to quickly form ideas by painting digitally. Whatever medium I’m working with, my goal is to create paintings that exhibit positivity and vibrance, and will elicit a sense of joy and happiness from the viewer.

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I’ve sold on Etsy since the start of my business; Etsy has given me a platform to reach thousands of potential customers. It has also given me the to opportunity to collaborate with companies like Anthropologie, and to be featured in publications such as Better Homes and GardensRefresh, Adore Home, and POPSUGAR. I’m currently working on plans to offer my work wholesale, and I’m also looking into selective licensing. Above all, I’m thankful that my business has given me the opportunity to do what I’m passionate about and spend valuable time with the ones I love.

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All photographs by Peyton Seals.

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Ruthie, 6x6-36x36in, Abstract Fine Art Print, abstract print, blue abstract, pink abstract
Ruthie, 6x6-36x36in, Abstract Fine Art Print, abstract print, blue abstract, pink abstract
Eliza, Large Giclee Abstract Print, 9x12 -30-40in, pink abstract, blue abstract
Eliza, Large Giclee Abstract Print, 9x12 -30-40in, pink abstract, blue abstract
ParimaCreativeStudio
$149.00 USD
Lily, abstract painting, original painting, original art, orange abstract, square art
Lily, abstract painting, original painting, original art, orange abstract, square art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$629.00 USD
Abstract painting, Waverly 36x36 framed original art, abstract art, acrylic painting, canvas painting, extra large wall art
Abstract painting, Waverly 36x36 framed original art, abstract art, acrylic painting, canvas painting, extra large wall art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$2,500.00 USD
Lita, Large Abstract Art Print, abstract square print, tropical abstract art, green abstract
Lita, Large Abstract Art Print, abstract square print, tropical abstract art, green abstract
Emilia Abstract Painting Framed, painting acrylic, abstract painting green
Emilia Abstract Painting Framed, painting acrylic, abstract painting green
ParimaCreativeStudio
$859.00 USD
Aspen, Large Abstract Art Print, abstract square print, blue abstract
Aspen, Large Abstract Art Print, abstract square print, blue abstract
Abstract painting, Aiden 36x36 framed original art, abstract art, acrylic painting, canvas painting, extra large wall art
Abstract painting, Aiden 36x36 framed original art, abstract art, acrylic painting, canvas painting, extra large wall art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$2,500.00 USD
Abstract painting, Abigail 36x36 framed original art, abstract art, acrylic painting, canvas painting, extra large wall art
Abstract painting, Abigail 36x36 framed original art, abstract art, acrylic painting, canvas painting, extra large wall art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$2,500.00 USD
October, Extra Large Abstract Fine Art Print, abstract print, blue abstract, pink abstract, fall decor
October, Extra Large Abstract Fine Art Print, abstract print, blue abstract, pink abstract, fall decor
Cheetah No. 2, cheetah print, animal art print, animal wall art, animal nursery prints, art print
Cheetah No. 2, cheetah print, animal art print, animal wall art, animal nursery prints, art print
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Vita, Abstract art, pink abstract, prints wall art, large wall art, wall art prints, extra large wall art, pink abstract
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Marisol, Extra large square abstract, Abstract Art Print, abstract print, blue abstract, pink abstract
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Thea, Abstract art, art prints, prints wall art, abstract art print, wall art prints, large wall art, 9x12-30x40
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La Selva, Green abstract art, square abstract art, tropical abstract art, tropical artwork, large art prints
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Velvet, Abstract art, green abstract art prints, prints wall art, abstract art print, wall art prints, large wall art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$149.00 USD
Jolie, Pink abstract art, green abstract art, prints wall art, large wall art, extra large wall art, pink abstract
Jolie, Pink abstract art, green abstract art, prints wall art, large wall art, extra large wall art, pink abstract
Cheetah No. 3, cheetah print, cheetah wall art, animal art print, animal wall art, animal nursery prints, art print
Cheetah No. 3, cheetah print, cheetah wall art, animal art print, animal wall art, animal nursery prints, art print
Cheetah No. 1, cheetah print, animal art print, animal wall art, animal nursery prints, art print
Cheetah No. 1, cheetah print, animal art print, animal wall art, animal nursery prints, art print
Zebra Animal Art Print, Number Two, animal illustration, zebra illustration
Zebra Animal Art Print, Number Two, animal illustration, zebra illustration
Minimalistic Undated Weekly Printable Planner, printer friendly, arc system, happy planner
Minimalistic Undated Weekly Printable Planner, printer friendly, arc system, happy planner
Flamingo Print, Flamingo Number Two art print, animal print, nursery print, animal artwork
Flamingo Print, Flamingo Number Two art print, animal print, nursery print, animal artwork
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No. 1118, Abstract art, art prints, prints wall art, abstract art print, wall art prints
SALE-Olivia 12x12 original abstract acrylic painting on wood  neutral small painting, green abstract
SALE-Olivia 12x12 original abstract acrylic painting on wood neutral small painting, green abstract
ParimaCreativeStudio
$180.00 USD
Flamingo No.2, flamingo art, animal art print, flamingo decor, animal nursery prints, art print
Flamingo No.2, flamingo art, animal art print, flamingo decor, animal nursery prints, art print
Capsian, Blue Abstract art, blue wall art, large square wall art
Capsian, Blue Abstract art, blue wall art, large square wall art
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Flamingo No.3, flamingo art, animal art print, flamingo decor, animal nursery prints, art print
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Flamingo No.1, flamingo art, animal art print, flamingo decor, animal nursery prints, art print
Alia, 12x12 square original abstract painting in gold frame
Alia, 12x12 square original abstract painting in gold frame
ParimaCreativeStudio
$489.00 USD
Elephant No.1 animal art print, wall art print, elephant art
Elephant No.1 animal art print, wall art print, elephant art
Bianca 12x12 square original abstract painting, small acrylic painting
Bianca 12x12 square original abstract painting, small acrylic painting
ParimaCreativeStudio
$360.00 USD
Elephant No.3 animal art print, nursery art, nursery wall art
Elephant No.3 animal art print, nursery art, nursery wall art
SALE - Serena 10x8in Original Abstract Painting, wall art
SALE - Serena 10x8in Original Abstract Painting, wall art
Tara Original Abstract Acrylic Painting, 20x20 square abstract canvas art, gold blue, pink
Tara Original Abstract Acrylic Painting, 20x20 square abstract canvas art, gold blue, pink
ParimaCreativeStudio
$800.00 USD
Elephant No.2 animal art print, nursery art, nursery wall art, pink art
Elephant No.2 animal art print, nursery art, nursery wall art, pink art
Felicity 36x36in Original Abstract Acrylic Painting, abstract canvas art,
Felicity 36x36in Original Abstract Acrylic Painting, abstract canvas art,
ParimaCreativeStudio
$2,200.00 USD
Rhea Large Abstract Original Painting, acrylic painting 30x30in , OOAK
Rhea Large Abstract Original Painting, acrylic painting 30x30in , OOAK
ParimaCreativeStudio
$1,500.00 USD
Ceramic No.4, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting, pink abstract
Ceramic No.4, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting, pink abstract
Marianna, abstract painting, original painting, original art, orange abstract, square art
Marianna, abstract painting, original painting, original art, orange abstract, square art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$629.00 USD
Ceramic No.2, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting
Ceramic No.2, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting
Charlotte, STUDIO SALE, abstract painting, small original art, blue abstract, square art
Charlotte, STUDIO SALE, abstract painting, small original art, blue abstract, square art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$112.00 USD
Eden, abstract painting, small original art, blue abstract, square art
Eden, abstract painting, small original art, blue abstract, square art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$399.00 USD
Mini No 6, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, yellow abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
Mini No 6, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, yellow abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
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Mini No 5, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, yellow abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
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Mini No 4, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, yellow abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
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Mini No 3, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, green abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
Jade, abstract painting, small original art, green abstract art
Jade, abstract painting, small original art, green abstract art
ParimaCreativeStudio
$399.00 USD
Mini No 2, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, green abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
Mini No 2, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, green abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
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Mini No 1, limited edition art print, minimal abstract art print, green abstract art, minimal art, small abstract
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Adira, Abstract art, art prints, prints wall art, large wall art, abstract, wall art prints, extra large wall art, pink abstract
Ceramic No.1, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting
Ceramic No.1, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting
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Ceramic No.3, small abstract painting, original art, green abstract painting
Juniper abstract painting 12x12inches, original painting, fall
Juniper abstract painting 12x12inches, original painting, fall
ParimaCreativeStudio
$360.00 USD
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Elle,Abstract art, art prints, prints wall art, large wall art, abstract, wall art prints, extra large wall art, pink abstract

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