Villahermosa’s creations have graced various exhibitions, and fundraising events, throughout North and Central America, such as Toronto, Canada, New York, United States of America and Santa Fe, Argentina.
She also devotes herself to making a difference in the lives of others as a community arts educator, within high priority neighbourhoods with VIBE Arts (formerly known as (AFCY), Art City in St. James Town and the City of Toronto programs.
In addition, she dedicates her talents supporting a variety of community, visual arts outreach projects.
“I truly believe we all have talents we can cultivate to better our world. I am so blessed to have found my calling to fulfill my goals of self-expression as an artist and my goals to offer the exposure and expression of art to those young and mature, as a community arts educator. Self-awareness, and self respect are key values in the art programs I facilitate, to foster a positive means of constructing a healthy self-image in turn, building healthy relationships within our communities through art. The power of art transcends age, race, gender and nationality and it certainly has the potential to touch and connect people miraculously.”
Villahermosa has always had an appreciation for the power of words in music, poetry and visual art. Words of human emotions and compelling words of spiritual and emotional growth are sources of her creative inspirations on canvas and wood panel. Through observation of the sharp lines and expressive curves of each letter within the English alphabet, she creates clever compositions within her acrylic paintings with the words that move her, often unrecognizable at first glance. One letter may nestle upside down within another, or seamlessly flow into the next. The letters may be structurally elongated, painfully sharp or melodically smooth to evoke a particular feeling. The textured surfaces as the rivets of a knight's armour or coarse pumice stone and the range of her color palette compliment the rhythm of each word beautifully composed in every painting.
ARTICLES of TIFFANY JOY VILLAHERMOSA & AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS