We had the good fortune of connecting with Fabiola Lima Medina and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Fabiola, what inspires you?
Most of my inspiration comes from emotions. I consider myself a very emotional person although I’m the kind of the person that doesn’t show it much, and that’s the main reason why I base my art off of my own feelings, it’s a really good way for me to reflect on them and art helps me go through my ups and downs; kind of like my best friend.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It wasn’t easy to get to the point I am right now because being an artist is a process of daily growth. The creativity and the challenges make you move forward and helps you adjust to the circumstances going on around the world. I believe what sets me apart from others is the representation of the unique piece every artists should consider themselves unique because nobody else will be able to express whatever they want to express with their art. The interpretation of each work of art its consider personal and unique because everyone has a different perspective, and something I love to do when people come see my art is to listen to the different interpretations and views on how they see my work of art.
It was definitely not an easy process, but every part of it was so worth it! I’m so proud to see myself now and from where I come from and I couldn’t be happier with the results I’m getting. I believe I am my own example to keep pushing forward and believe in myself; although there was a time when I didn’t I can now say I believe in myself and what I’m capable of. I’m mostly proud of the person I’ve become during this process, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! I strongly believe that art helps us grow and heal.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Woo! This is a fun one to answer! If we’re talking a week long trip then here’s what I would plan: The first day I’d schedule a fun surfing class in Malibu beach, after that I’d drive a bit more to El Matador beach and have a picnic and watch the sunset. The next few days we’ll go for a hike at Griffith observatory, eat at Tatsu ramen, have some dessert at the Dolly Llama. During night time I’d plan a biggie night at Fun Times At Davey Wayne’s and end the night with a drive to the Mulholland Scenic Overview for a great view of the city. I’d definitely have a day for coffee and donut tasting, my go to choices will always be a churro donut from Fonuts on 3rd St. and Oreo donut from California donuts; The best! Finally I’d end the trip with a two day trip to Big Bear, that will be my cherry on top of the shake. Rent an airbnb, buy some great wine and just enjoy the scenery, stargazing and just explore what this beautiful place has to offer! There’s so many more places that I’d show but I think these are my tops!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m so grateful for all the people who believed in me along the way and push me to pursue my dreams when I didn’t believe in myself. I want to give special thanks to my family for making it possible for me to be here in the states. My friends for always encouraging me and giving me the best feedback and advices. My most important shoutout goes to my dearest friend Pancho, he’s been a very important part of my process of growth; not only as an artist but as a person as well. He’s been my biggest supporter, and honestly he made this dream possible, if it wasn’t for him, it would’ve taken me a lot longer to be where I am now and become the person that I am. I’m so happy and grateful to be surrounded by amazing people, who love me and encourage me to be myself and follow my passions. Thank you all!

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Image Credits
Gustavo Marmol Gustavo Behrens

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