We had the good fortune of connecting with Ida Yvette Robles and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ida Yvette, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Why did I choose an artistic career?

I chose this path because not only is it satisfying for me and a daily getaway, I love the joy and aw I see in others when the look at my art. To know that I can touch a persons soul and spirit with my creations is one of the most wonderful blessings. Also, to be able to create and capture my culture and its beauty, it’s life, its struggles and strength is an honor beyond any explanation. It’s a career that I love and I am proud of. It’s not a fully sustainable career as of yet but I know one day it will be.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I don’t have a specific study that I portray in my Art. I paint what inspires me in the moment, which in most part; it’s the multitude of beauty, culture and color that lives through my people. I embrace who I am and my culture and I love to portray that in my art.

I feel the what sets me apart from other artists is just my style. We all have stories to tell or maybe not.

I feel all of my art excites me but if I had to zone in one just one, it will have to be “Humilde Boricua”. There isn’t any one thing specifically about this painting but she is definitely the one that has put me and my art out in the world. The start of my career began with her. It wasn’t and still isn’t easy. This is a very hard career to stay relevant in, it’s a constant competition without competing. I’ve learned that art is for the eye of the beholder and my art isn’t for everyone and that’s okay.

I want people to know that I love what I do, it’s a special sense of peace that I feel when I am painting and I love every moment I spend creating.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My bestfriend and I would definitely spend every moment at the beach, either in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. I’m not a drinker but she likes to have her drinks. We would probably hit every Puerto Rican or Cuban Restaurant we can find in those areas or Sea Food, we both love sea food. We would go to the Sawgrass Mills Mall and Outlets in Ft. Lauderdale and we would also go to the Vizcaya Museum in Miami and have brunch there. But of course all of that after we hit the beach.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate my shoutout to my husband, Cruz Robles, Jr., who supports me and my endeavors 100%. Always encouraging me when I feel doubt and never letting me quit. Because of him, I am an Artist today.

I also want to thank my good friend Maria Penalver, who, without knowing it herself, planted the seed of art in my soul.

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