Horse Artist Interview – Daniella Arteaga Vallarino English

I’m excited to announce our first bi-lingual interview. Daniella is a native Spanish speaker so she answered her interview in Spanish. This is a rough English translation.

Daniella with AquilesName
Daniella Arteaga Vallarino

Website & Places you can find my work online
Fine Art America: Daniella Arteaga
Arlene Lachman Galeria:Daniella Arteaga Vallarino
Artelista: Daniella Arteaga Vallarino Artist
Artslant: Daniella Arteaga Vallarino
Peruvian Horse World: Daniella Arteaga Vallarino

Where I am
I live in Panama Rep. of Panama.

Tell us a little about you, what is your background & where do you come from?
Remarkable self-taught painter, born in Panama. From a very young girl I appreciated the fine arts with an emphasis in painting.

I received strong influence from my grandmother, Esther María Arias de Vallarino, whom I recognizes as my guide in the arts.

At eleven years of age I entered the wonderful world of art through teaching drawing and painting under the guidance of the painter Antonio Panamanian Madrid, and was encouraged to take courses at the Union Club in Panama and later in the Ganexa School of Fine Arts with the renowned painter and teacher Ricaurte Martínez.

At present I receives private painting courses with Colombian painter and teacher Alberto Granja.


I do works of art with acrylic painting. The texture works very well dominate the spatula in all its dimensions.

My work shows the dominance of light and color, mostly in various subjects of horses and fruit.

My style is figurative speech, and through the movement of ‘magic realism’ with the imaginative use of colors, creating scenes that give a mystic touch to my work.

Currently samples of my work are in the Art Gallery Arlene Lachman and I have been participating in exhibitions nationally and internationally since 2005.

My dedication to painting lucida has won various painting competitions organized by the Union Club of Panama. I have participated in three groups: Piag Museum in Miami on ‘Horses’, the Auto Show Room Sportivo Italian, home of the renowned European car Ferrari, Maserati and Seat, works out with three impressive horse, collective’ Women ‘in Arlene Lachman Gallery of Panama.


My last years in this collective is called DOORS, a collective of famous Panamanians and foreigners who are involved in unique and original painting different types of doors which highlighted the creativity of individual exhibitors.

My next single will be shown in National LXIV Official Peruvian Paso Horse, to be held from 19 to April 26 this year in Mamacona, Lima Peru.

Opened my first solo exhibition entitled ‘Imaginary’ in Arlene Lachman Gallery Panama in 2006. Outstanding performance as I was sworn in table XXI Certamen Nacional Oratoria painting and dramatization of the Ladies Association of Panama Guadalupanas.

My career has been influenced by all great creators, Panamanians and international renowned painters such as Antonio Madrid (Panama), Alfredo Sinclair and Olga Sinclair, also (Panama), Armando Morales (Nicaragua), Arturo Montoto (Cuba), Al Sprague (Panamanian / American) Guy Harvey (USA) and Evelyn Valdirio (Venezuela) and Alberto Granja (Colombia) and my mentor and teacher at present.

Daniella with Khalifa

This outstanding artist still has much to offer, no doubt. Her remarkable and renowned art world entry, their steadfastness and passing style we expect much from it. Her painting technique makes sense that many victories await.

When did you first start drawing horses?
My love for horses began in 2005 when I started painting Arabian horses, Friesian and Andalusian. Now I’m painting the Peruvian Paso Horse which I find a wonderful animal in every way.

Blue Grass

What is your favorite breed?
Peruvian and Arabians

Who are your main influences?
The Peruvian Paso horses.

Do you (or did you) have an animal that is the muse behind your work?
Yes, in Peru at fiance’s house there are two Peruvian Paso Horses to be painted very soon.

Rey de Bastos

Do you have any secret rituals you do to help you get in the zone for your art?

Everything starts in the inspiration and love of horses.

Is there a particular place that brings you inspiration?
Mamacona in Lima, Peru. It’s where people see the best shows of Peruvian Paso horses in the world where I had my last exhibition in April this year.

What effect do you think the Internet will have on art in general?
Allows the world to know my love for art and horses.

Has it had an effect on yours?
Large and future projects. Just had an interview in April last year in the Journal Made in Peru, one of the best magazines Horse Peruanos.

Sol de Paijan

Which one is your personal favorite piece?
Well I have a number called ESSENCE PERU, AND Pisagua BASTOS

Would you ever sell it?
I will always sell my works.

What else are you passionate about?
Painting and horseback riding.

Working on anything new?
In my next 2 shows in San Jose, Costa Rica and Geneva Switzerland.

More to Come

Thanks to Daniella for answering the interview and sharing her art. Be sure to check out the Spanish version for more of her art.

Also stay tuned for more interviews with horse artists and photographers.
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8 Comments on “Horse Artist Interview – Daniella Arteaga Vallarino English

  1. Nini Larranaga

    Daniella, you are so prolliphic with your work! You paint the Peruvians Paso Horses very well, their mood, well, you capture the image so nice. Congratulation and keep the good work! Hope to see you soon.
    Nini Heredia

  2. Jess

    I love your work and drawings !!! there amazing ! i wanna be like you im only 13 but i just love to draw and i love horses.

  3. Alina SHmakov

    Hey! I love they way you draw horses! I have been drawing them myself! But I have to look at something and draw, well if i doodle i don’t have to. But I was going to ask you what gave you inspiration to draw like that? I love you style of art.

  4. Kristen Eubank

    I am totally speechless with your work. Stick with this passion of yours. This is coming from a 14 year old girl in high school that loves horses and loves to draw them

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