“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people”
~Vincent Van Gogh
I love God
I love people.
I love art.
I love making things beautiful.
My name is Rafael Guajardo. I am a passionate portrait artist, photographer and painter.
My art is about love. My mission is to capture it. I want more than anything for my clients to feel love in my work. My hope is that everytime they look at their painting it will be a constant reminder of this love.
I am a self-taught artist. Over many years I learned skills by visiting art galleries and reading about the world’s greatest artists and their most important work. My most meaningful learning has been to sojourn in a museum and stand in awe before the paintings of the Great Masters. Always, it has been an amazing experience of deep appreciation.
When I take a photograph, I want to do more than just take a pretty picture. My purpose is to capture a specific moment…a look… an innocence… a feeling... a piece of one's story. As I paint I pray, I feel a freedom of expression…joy…renewal and fire in my spirit. Once I find that magical moment with my camera, I then transform the portrait to a new dimension of beauty and elegance. This is what I call "Capturing the Soul of Love".