G L O R I A /glôr'ē-ə/ 1. A Latin word meaning glory; a source of honor, admiration, and distinguished splendor.

A Latin name that translates to glory and distinguished splendor, has perhaps turned into a chant that has cast a spell on a seemingly ordinary stack of color pencils. Miami native, Latin for Glory, is an independent artist that is most commonly known for the realistic works of art that she creates using color pencils on paper. Her main body of work focuses around the Bull – an animal that symbolizes power, raw energy, and manifestation since prehistoric times. Glory aims to harness the significance and importance of the Bull and inspire others through her art. Her professional background in architecture and interior design has a strong influence on her work. Every piece is developed with a strong concept, is executed with preciseness, and relies heavily on hand craftsmanship. Her art takes between 80 to 200 hours to create - a process that puts perseverance and determination to work.

Latin for Glory recently opened her first art studio, located in the Miami Design District, where she is working on developing her next art series Elementa. This series takes her color pencil drawings to the next level – each piece will be bolder, larger, and more conceptually complex than anything she has ever created. Elementa will be presented in New York City this spring.