Claudia originates from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico and moved to Houston, Texas in 1996. She became a professional artist in 1997.
Claudia has participated as a graphic designer and illustrator for multiple newspapers including “El Siglo de Torreon” in Mexico and “El Dia” and “Semana” newspapers in Houston, Texas as well as Segunda Mano magazine in Houston. Claudia collaborated as the main illustrator for diverse children’s story books. She became a free-lance sketch artist in 1997 and her credits include ABC 13’s KTRK Eyewitness news, KPRC’s channel 2 news, KHOU channel 11 news, channel 45 Univision, and Telemundo 48 which later became Telemundo 47.
Claudia has participated, and placed, in several prestigious art contest. In 1997 Chrysler Corporation sponsored a national contest titled “El Arte Que Nos Mueve” which translates to “The Art that Moves You”. Claudia won third place with her piece titled “The Prize”. Claudia was honored twice (2007 and 2008) as the 1st winner in the contest “El Arte de Hispana” sponsored by the Houston Yellow Pages.
Claudia was invited and presented her artwork for corporations and organizations including , “The Houston Home and Garden Show” in 2011, and “The International Trade Center” of Houston in 2012 during the Hispanic Heritage. Her first solo art exhibit was in 2004 at D&M Art Group Gallery in Houston, her second solo exhibit in 2005 was sponsored by the restaurant “Mi Luna”. She has participated in many Collective Art Exhibits including the Mexican Consulate in 2007, “The First Saturday Arts Market” where she was the featured artist in 2010 and also “Heights Art Studios & Gallery “in 2012.
Claudia’s heart for giving back to the community is evident by the diverse charities she has chosen to support through her artwork. She has contributed many pieces of art to help fund organizations. Some of the charities she has assisted with are:
San Jose Clinic of Houston in the annual event “Art with Heart” in 2009 which Assist low income families with medical assistance.
( 2008) Casa Cuba organization which seeks to preserve culture, roots, customs and traditions for future Cuban generations.
(2012) “The 2nd Cup” whose mission includes “walking alongside women who have been trafficked and providing resources to allow them to recover from their trauma”.
( 2015) “Luv Ya Blue” charity event sponsored by Dan Pastorini Charities proceeds were dedicated to “a summer camp for deaf children”.
Claudia is dedicated to her Family and her Art. She is married and lives with her husband and daughter in the Houston, Texas area.
"Claudia's work to me is reminiscent of the Mexican muralists of the late 19th and early 20th century, yet her work stands on its own today. Claudia truly stands out with her diversity in style and mediums. She has the ability to go from a modern contemporary style to traditional portraiture. A true talent!"
First Saturday Art Market Founder & Columnist in The Leader Newspaper