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Marcy Ann Villafaña, anatomy and drawing

Marcy Ann Villafaña, anatomy and drawing


Marcy is a self-taught artist from Southern California, currently residing in central Texas. Without formal training or education in fine art, she sees beauty in the light and dark spaces of the figure. Her work is mostly of the feminine form.

Inspired by the works of Da Vinci, Salvador Dali and the 1970’s-80’s Patrick Nagel, she derived her own style through her love of cutting paper. This particular art form expresses her need to control her environment. Unlike artists who work with brush and pigment, she finds satisfaction in cutting paper with an Exacto knife. Nothing new or fancy in technique or tool – just precision and dexterity. She controls the cut with her eyes.


As a nearsighted teenager, Marcy’s vanity kept her from wearing her glasses. She learned to relate to friends through their sounds and shapes, giving birth to her unique artist’s style. Shape and form infuse her works. Texture leads to three-dimensional art.


An early love of puzzles explains her skill at arrangement and ability to find the missing links. This is also expressed in her choices of color and texture and her enjoyment of light and dark spaces. In her admiration of Real Women: mothers, athletes, home-makers, dancers, famous or not, women with uplifting attitudes, strong-minded, caring, nurturing — with good will, she creates masterful pieces to express the inner beauty, goddess and spirit within.
Marcy Ann Villafaña

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