Paintings by Luz Maria Lyles
"The uniqueness of my work is due to a combination of styles as well as a mixture of Catholic iconography and Mayan symbols."
In paintings that recall large, heavily embellished altarpieces, Luz-Maria Lyles presents complex images that regularly celebrate the spirit and influence of her grandmother. Her most common motifs - stars, angels and roses - all relate to days during her childhood in Honduras when her grandmother would sit on the porch under the night sky and bring stories of Mayan legends and Catholic saints to life. Lyles will continue to honor her grandmother in these spiritual paintings that come straight from her heart.
There is more information about Luz at www.msstate.edu/Fineart_Online/Gallery/Trophies/marialyles.htm and at lemieuxgalleries.com/artist_lyles.html.