Today we’d like to introduce you to Edgar Medina.
Edgar was born into a family of five in the small town of Cd. Mante Tamaulipas, Mexico. From birth, Edgar was diagnosed with a serious lung condition, which forced him to spend much of his childhood bound to hospital care. His parents used this time, to introduce their son to the world he could create inside the four walls of his hospital room with creative art. His imagination was awakened using crayons and exploring color through his earliest artistic expressions.
As with any great artist, his journey was not a simple one. Edgar opted after high school for a “sensible” career choice and pursued a job in the dental industry for eight years. It wasn’t until a visit in 2007 to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan that his artistic voice again spoke to him in a way that he could no longer ignore. He returned home to Houston, TX, a changed man, ready to pursue the dream of making a life for himself as a successful artist.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been amazing! I have found some struggles along my journey, but I am a positive person and I find the struggles as a personal challenge and I like to conquer them.
Edgar Medina Studio – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a contemporary abstract artist, I am known for my colorful paintings. I am proud of being able to work as a full-time artist for the last 10 yrs and also give back to my community. What of the things that sets me apart is all my charity work, I have been able to go through my work.
From donation pieces for silent auctions to live paintings in galas to benefit an organization (American Cancer Society/Cattle Baron’s Ball, Tahirih Justice Center and many more) to art workshop with children going through Cancer at the Houston Children’s Museum and Mda Summer Camp in Burton Tx.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is irrelevant! I like to take each day by day and be grateful and remind myself I’m blessed I am able to do what I love to do as a job.
- small works | Art on Paper $100, Small canvas from $200 – $900
- Medium Works | $1000 – $2000
- Large | $2250 – $3000
- Address: 2311 Dunlavy St. #200 Houston, TX 77006
- Website: www.MedinaEdgar.com
- Phone: 832.453.8549
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edgarmedinastudio/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edgar-Medina-STUDIO-273035254944/