Carmen Uribe is originally from Mexico City, where she worked as a litigation attorney and never found the time to explore her artistic impulses. Eleven years ago she married an American from the Washington area and adopted Virginia as her new home.
Carmen’s art career technically started at age of twelve when she won a local children’s art show in Taxco, Mexico. Later, in law school she was famous among her classmates as the one who did her professors’ portraits (or caricatures, depending on the vibes she was feeling). She has taken classes at the Arlington Arts Center. Currently she continues studying under the tutelage of Natasha Mokina who is a faculty member of the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
She works primarily in oil, and her paintings are characterized by beautiful and vivid colors – colores alegres or "happy colors."