Marie Najera lives and works in San Diego, CA. Hands caress an object for show and tell; textures of layers create a foundation for permanence. Panting professionally for over 15 years, Marie Najera’s work is developed as stories of the artist’s life, a visual diary overlaid with the influence of current inspirations. After a fire destroyed her studio building 2 years ago, Najera’s work has transformed and abstracted as she built her portfolio again from scratch. Najera works without any preconceived notions about the finished piece, applying her mixed media materials freely. Her process follows the emotional fluctuations of her daily life, each layer a product of a different facet of her inner life. Each piece is a window to the same interconnected world beyond the canvas, universal in her new abstract work.