Face painting, sketching, painting recycled material — to Luz, the medium isn’t important.
“I have to get the art out of me,” she says. “I have to art.”
When things were at their worst in her marriage, her drawings were dark.
Now, bold and bright colors cover her canvases.
“Freedom, hope, inspiration, love. All of those things are in my paintings now,” she says.
She’s moved into a place of her own, and it’s filled with art of her making.
Art is what gave her the strength to leave her husband, and it’s what’s helped her rebuild her life.
It’s been a process, she says.
There are still moments of guilt and self-doubt. But she has her kids, her life, and her art.
“I’m not healed completely,” she says. “But I know I’m going to get through it.”