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Inspired by greatness

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Originally from: Davenport, Iowa

In Arizona since: 1981

Creating art since: “I was a small child in 1966 to present.”

Describe your art and your style: “Figurative, magical realism, genre of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera; Belgium Surrealist artist Renee Magritte; French artist Paul Gauguin.”

Most difficult medium: Acrylics

Favorite works of art: Sculpture, Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” and Michelangelo’s “David;” Painting, Frida Kahlo’s “The Two Fridas;” Music, anything by Caetano Veloso; Poetry, Pablo Neruda “Lives;” Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera;” Movie: Pedro Almodovar’s “Talk to Her.”

Work of art for which you want to be remembered: “All of them.”

An artist you want to meet: Anish Kapoor

Work of art that best describes you: “Hemos Ganado La Lotería”

Current projects: “I’m working with the City of Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport on a Terrazzo floor design for the baggage claim area in Terminal 3. Completion date is early 2010.”

Play La Lotería for a cause

A new version of the popular Mexican game of chance, La Lotería, is available for sale at teresavillegas.com. Proceeds from the sale of the game go to FAI Save the Children.

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