These carefully chosen words describe an innovative being named Aixa Renta-Deluca...
.....And who is Aixa you wonder? She is a wealth of inspiration and expression, someone who taps into the expansiveness of her creative source. Aixa expresses life knee deep... no neck deep in the river of original thought. And I’m positive that is why I sit at the side lines taking notes on what she’ll produce next.
There are few people in my life willing to explore art, expression, innovation on any and every level. Most stick to the gift of talent they are best at. But Aixa walks the path of a soul filled journey of what I like to call the “Creative”. Here is what I found in conversation with Aixa.
What is your favorite artistic expression?
I can't pick a favorite. Each one allows me to be creative in a different way and each medium, whether photography, painting, soap making, etc. allows creative expression in a unique way.
Who or what inspires you?
How did you get into Photography?
I think I might have been born with a camera as a third appendage. I have always loved taking pictures. I was the designated photographer for middle school and high school. I became a professional photographer in 1997 and worked mainly on photojournalism for several newspapers but did it all (except weddings). My passion is photojournalism and wildlife.
What are some graphic design piece you've worked on?
Wow, hard to list, let's say from ads to billboards to buses in New York.
How does your background/history lend itself to your paintings?
I just love the creative process and am always looking for a new challenge or something new to try or learn.
When did you start painting?
My perfectionist nature always steered me away from painting as I was never satisfied with the results after taking classes and several attempts, even though I enjoyed the process; until one day about 4 years ago, when I decided to take a 16x20 canvas and some oil paints and leave behind any preconceived notion of the end result and threw out the window any expectations to do it right or make it a great piece. I was just going to enjoy the act of painting until the painting felt finished even if I didn't know what it was, a total abstract-expressionistic piece. That was the ticket for me, no expectations. That first painting received first price on oil abstracts at the Ventura County Fair a couple of years ago. Who would have thought!
Are there any current or upcoming projects that your working on?
My life seems to be a project and work in progress... One of my paintings is on a juried exhibit at the Ventura Harbor Gallery and three others at the Ventura Community Memorial Hospital at this time.
Wither its painting, photography, graphic design, hand crafted beauty, or a profusion of creative endeavors, Aixa takes the plunge and un-doubtedly emerges successful in
all that she does!
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."