Alisa Amor

Artist, Inventor

Alisa Amor studied art and music at Oberlin College. She decided to move to Mexico at 20 and immediately became close with the inventors of spray paint art techniques. She learned these techniques from Gerardo Amor, one of the original spray paint artists of Mexico. She also met and was influenced by other original spray paint artists including Ruben Melody, Cecilia Banos, Ricardo Huet, Rafael Martinez and others. She became a teacher of spray paint artist Paloma Coronado and many others who traveled to Puerto Vallarta seeking lessons in these rare, underground techniques. She lived in Mexico for 16 years, making her living painting on the boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta and playing music in the bars and clubs. In 2007 she moved to NY and continued her art and music work. Because of the colder winters in NY and the desire to avoid spray paint solvents she decided to adapt the spray paint art techniques for use with airbrush and acrylic paints. She spent over a year experimenting with paints, papers and airbrushes and other materials. After many experiments she has adapted the spray paint art techniques she learned in Mexico for use with a cheap airbrush and regular water based acrylic paint. She now lives and works in Eureka Springs Arkansas teaching and using these new techniques in many projects and playing music.

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