Thelma Muraida is an accomplished artist and graphic designer from San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University and continued her training with graduate work in printmaking and textiles at Eastern Michigan University and the Art Students League in New York. Her work is a story of visual memories told with intense colors, indigenous design, patterns and textures. Over time she has created a broad spectrum of illustrated work for children’s books, designed publications and has exhibited her artwork nationally.
My work is a story told with intense colors, symbols and patterns that are the palette of my cultural surroundings.
Growing up on the west side of San Antonio left me with many visual memories of a simple life filled with family traditions, imaginative play, deep rooted faith, and challenges that could only be conquered through hard work.
I seek to represent and interpret these experiences through a continuum of color and graphic contrasts that convey their emotional impact on the hopes and dreams of life lived between two cultures.