Carmen Uribe is originally from Mexico City, where she worked as a litigation attorney and never found the time to explore her artistic impulses. Ten 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, as well as with Robert Liberace at the Turpedo Factory.
Carmen has always been an animal lover, and has carved out a niche in painting animal portraits. Returning often to Mexico, she also loves the colorful landscapes as well as the beautiful colonial architectures. But her favorite theme is the animals. She works primarily in oil, and her paintings are characterized by beautiful and vivid colors – colores alegres or “happy colors.”
She has exhibited her works at various venues including the Meridian Center of Washington, D.C. and the Arlington Arts Gallery, and has worked with several charitable organizations including PawCasso and Crisis Link.