Eric Villarreal appreciates the rich culture of folklore. He surveys this concept through this current series. The exploration ranges from the regional lore of La Llorona, a mother who spends her afterlife searching for her children, to the more obscure legend of South America, El Cadejo. The series also includes a nod toward early novela Mexicana book-covers.
Eric currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas. His themes include; Social issues, repartees on his cultural influences and the larger monoculture, Mexican/Chicano influences, and celebrations of ambient beauty. He received his classical training at McMurry University under the wise Jay Robert Miller. Eric’s hope is to see patrons pass the torch of passionate visual art.