Hope was born in
Puerto Rico and grew up in Mexico City. She
began to develop her talent while a child and
knew that art was going to be a major part of
her life. She attended Mexico City College,
Chicago Academy of Fine Art, and received a
degree in Fine Arts from the University of
Northern Colorado in 1970.
Her style is
semi-impressionistic and she prefers painting
plein air because the immediacy of the moment
helps keep her work fresh, loose, and
interesting. Hope prefers to paint in oils with
a palette knife as she enjoys the spontaneous
effects created by painting wet into wet. Unlike
many artists who create only the illusions of
nature, Hope's ability to control the use of the
knife allows her to capture the landscape with
color, texture, and contrast that convey her
emotions to the viewer.
She began to
produce etchings two years ago. Four images are
currently available in limited editions.
teaches workshops in Drawing and in Knife
Painting in Mendocino, Walnut Creek, Sacramento,
Bermuda, Maui, and Kauai.
Hope is the
recipient of many awards and she has enjoyed
success in numerous solo exhibitions. Her works
can be found in important private, corporate,
and government collections throughout the United
States and abroad.
her other web site at