There was so much here that I would have loved to purchase were it not for the eternal question "Where will I put it?" I have virtually no wall space left in my house! I fell in love with a small canvas depicting a Mexican marketplace. It was small enough to fit in my suitcase. I went so far as to ask the price. It was around $1500 U.S. That quickly took care of that temptation!
I loved the landscape paintings of the Mexican volcanoes which are reminiscent of the works of the 19th century artist José María Velasco.
As an amateur painter who has participated in outdoor shows, I like to support the artists. I did buy a few small, inexpensive pieces that I will donate to the annual auction of my favorite charity.
Toward the end of our visit, I got into a very interesting conversation with this fellow, an artist who goes by the name of Carlos del River. He speaks excellent English, and while we chatted we bounced back and forth between English and Spanish.
Carlos told me that he did not have any formal training. Some time ago he had lost his job, and he used that unfortunate situation as an opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams. He told me that the organization that runs the art market has very high standards in allowing artists to participate. He was very happy to become a member of this selective artists' community.
Although I did not buy any of his works, I told him that I would give him a plug on my blog. The link to his Facebook page is HERE.
For any visitor to Mexico City who enjoys art, I would highly recommend a trip to the Sunday Art Garden. I intend to return in the future... and who knows, maybe the next time, if I see Carlos, I will buy one of his paintings!