Witha Lacuesta


Vita Lacuesta USA Florida

Witha Lacuesta

Artist Statement

Since early childhood I have been involved with drawing and painting. Coming from a family

with many artistic interests, my greatest fascination was always with watercolor. I love this

medium for its transparent quality and brilliance. To me, watercolors offer great versatility,

excitement, and joy as I paint my favorite subjects of fauna, flora, and landscapes. My latest

enthusiasm turned me toward the non representational where the possibilities of watercolors

intrigue me even more. But I also explore and enjoy other media such as painting in oil or my

newest venture, encaustic – an ancient medium of liquid hot wax and pigments. At this time, my

focus is to try to capture the beauty of the world around us and interpret it according to my

feelings and sense of being. Whether representational or abstract, I would like my viewers to find

a pleasant sanctuary in my paintings, where they can quietly reflect and discover a sense of peace.



Salem State College, Massachusetts, USA, BS

University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA, MA

Professor of Geography (1997 to present)

Artist in Residence, Coquina Elementary School, Titusville, 2006

Staedel Museum School, Frankfurt/M, Germany

Private Lessons from notable artists in Florida



Sue Archer, Don Getz, Steve and Janet Rogers, Philip Steel,

Judi Betts, Jean Grastorff, Michael Siegel, Joel Johnson, and others.