Title: Flower Vendors (Various Numbers) Year: 1979 Artist: Norma Belleza (born 1939) Medium: Pencil on paper Size: 11 in. x 8 in.
About the work: It is surprising to note that the artist Norma Belleza, known for her vibrant paintings of flower vendors and workmen, once painted dark and depressing images. It can only be termed a change of heart that turned her to bright colors and the folk genre, but married bliss with artist Angelito Antonio may have proven crucial to that sense of joy. Mirth once again spills over when these drawings are viewed. The pieces work for us because they subtract her color without losing the happiness within.