Artist: Goya Torres
Sponsor: Donna's Pool & Spa Centre / Discover Magazine
Location: Donna's Pool & Spa Centre, 7A The Hub, Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie
This koala design reflects the traditions, heritage and identity of Port Macquarie Hastings region, from its Aboriginal past to the new contemporary aussie culture, based in a spiritual and natural lifestyle.
Gloria Torres (aka Goya Torres) is an emerging visual artist and illustrator based in Sydney, who creates artwork with bright colours and vivid characters in a figurative-surrealist style.
Artistically, she draws inspiration from her mexican heritage, traditions and culture, as well as nature, street art and pop surrealism. She uses traditional media such as oils, pastels and pencils on canvas and paper, as well as spray paint and printmaking techniques.
Gloria has worked in publishing, game art, mural and public art. She has exhibited interstate (Australia) and internationally in Mexico, Latinoamerica, USA and Germany. She recently participated in the Wild! Rhino project organized by Taronga Zoo where she painted a life size rhino sculpture in order to raise awareness about the rhino extinction.