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Shoutout LA: How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges?
Clara Berta: Art making began as a healing process. I find creating art very therapeutic and it helped me to process my grief following a great loss. The experience was so profound that I decided to commit myself to becoming a professional artist.
Alongside professional training and hard work, taking this step involved a lot of faith and trust in myself. I had to learn to be vulnerable and open so that I could create artworks that touch people. This has always been a goal of my work – to reach people on a deep emotional level. Meditation became an essential part of my creative process, allowing me to access parts of my inner self and bring them out on the canvas without fear.
Today, my art practice is still a healing practice – this work is ongoing. The pandemic brought major challenges. I had to close my beautiful gallery and studio space in Downtown LA and move my studio into my home. Working from home was a challenge because of the large-scale I like to work on and the physical nature of my process, but also a huge mental challenge. I tried to stay positive and never stop creating. Meditation was really important during this time!
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Published by Shoutout LA, October 24th, 2022.