Andrea Prado

Artist bio

Art has always been a part in my life! Since I was a young girl, I began waking up early during the weekends to paint. At 9 I won my first painting contest, which ignited a creative spark that included winning several painting & international photography contests during my young life. Art lets me speak in ways that words cannot.
 Art has always been my companion through pain, personal growth and transformation.
Through the years, my paintings have helped me understand who I am and enhance my life through self-expression.
They have been my journey through growth, transformation and healing. Several years ago, while reading 'The Purpose Driven Life' by Rick Warren, I came across a quote that changed my life: ‘Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God’. I consider my creativity a gift from God, so that day I pledged that I was going to donate ALL the proceeds from ANY of my creative endeavors to people in need. And that was exactly the day that I felt I found my life's purpose! Even though I enjoy and cherish the artistic side of my artistic career, I sell in local and international galleries and have participated in many art shows in places like Miami and Dubai, I consider the 'purpose' of my art and the results of it, the REAL CALLING! Through the years my creativity and God given 'inspiration sparks' had led me to develop several succesful fundraising projects that have been a blessing for many people in need. 100% of the profits are donated to different charities in El Salvador & Guatemala You can check out some of my recent creative projects here: Insagram: @andreapradoart (see the highlights) @nakar Facebook: Andrea Prado Art Nakar Hojas Eternas Profile Born in Guatemala in 1968 - Lives in El Salvador since 2000 Bachelor of Advertising and Art - Oral Roberts University - Tulsa, OK Exhibitions Exhibition of women in C.C. Galleries - El Salvador-2000 Collective exhibition-Universidad Galileo - Guatemala - November 2004 Private exhibition - Painting - Believe Series - El Salvador - April 2010 ART BASEL DESIGN DISTRICT - NIETO Design -Painting- Miami - Dec 2011 Artisan Restaurant Exhibition - Painting - Believe Series - Key Biscayne - FL -2012 Private exhibition - Painting - Fluids - El Salvador - 2016 Private exhibition - Resin sculpture - ‘Hearts’ Series - El Salvador - February 2017 Private exhibition - Resin sculpture -Transparencias de Vida’ - El Salvador - 2018 Margarita Tejada Foundation Auction - Guatemala - July 2018 Art exhibition - Galeria Gris 68 - Painting and sculpture - El Salvador - 2019 Art exhibition - Resin sculpture - Artist Guild Gallery -Vero Beach USA - Jan 2020 Art exhibition - Painting - UMM AL QUWAIN Art Festival - DUBAI - February 2020 Art Projects For Fundraising ESFERAS DE CARE -project consisting of 45 giant spheres intervened by local and international artists that involved an entire community: artists, students, companies, the general public, in order to raise funds to benefit more than 6,000 families living in poverty with the projects that CARE in El Salvador - Care International - El Salvador - 2006 NAKAR - Design and marketing of decorative products made with recycled oysters and made by Salvadoran women from El Salvador victims of domestic or sexual violence. FB & Insta: Nakar ETERNAL LEAVES - Design and elaboration of sculptures inspired by the creation of God using the leaves of the Guarumo tree FB: Hojas Eternas ART WORKSHOPS for people in need at Fundacion SENDAS, Mission to El Salvador and Fundacion EXODO ART WORKSHOPS - Moderna Art Supply - El Salvador - Nov 2019 El Encanto Country Club - El Salvador Feb 2020 Prizes First Prizes for Photography Ray-0-Vac- Guatemala-1983 First, Second and Third Place - Photo Contest Oral Roberts Univ-1986 Third Prize in American Express Int. Photography Contest-1991 AVON WOMAN Award - Honorable Mention - El Salvador - 2007





Artist Statement

ANGELS WATCHING OVER HER HEART' is the result of what transcended after a long period of spiritual battle praying for my daughter's hardened and depressed teenage heart.

After several months of spiritual battle fighting to cast out the depression and isolation that was set upon her heart I was exhausted! I had reached a point of desperation. So I reached for my faithful forever friend, art, and painted in my small watercolor journal an image that I believed was spiritually inspired.

The image that was stuck in my mind for days was one of my daughter's heart, surrounded by six strong angels holding a staff with the 'Lords Fire', fighting against the spiritual forces of evil that were trying to steal my her joy and prevent her to become the woman that God had created her to be.

How it fits into contest

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms'. Eph 6:12

'And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people'. Eph 6:18

...all kinds of prayers..I strongly believe the original drawing in my watercolor journal was a prophetic one and that the act of painting it was 'my kind of prayer!

'ANGELS WATCHING OVER HER HEART' is what surfaced of an intense 'different kind of prayer and spiritual battle' over my daughter's heart. Painting it was an intense intersession that reached the heavens like a perfume and came down with abundant blessings.

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4

…and art is my weapon of warfare!


Extra note:

Finally! I have finally found a dedicated and professional group of people willing to encourage, promote and support God inspired art! It feels like I've come home!

Being an 'self taught' artist for all my life, I have been following art and it's evolution since I was young, to the point of attending and even participating in several international art shows and Art Basel events over the years. Only to find myself standing in front of their 'master pieces' and asking myself questions like 'what is this?', 'why are people 'worshiping' this trash?', 'did I come all the way here to see this array of phallic and degenerated 'art'?'. 'What am I doing here?', 'a God filled woman watching this?'.

My mind wondered 'where is my tribe'? Where are the God inspired artists? Where are the people who support and encourage them?

I thank God for Engage Art for I believe I have found and answer to some of my inner questions on 'really inspired art'.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Original art piece
Acrylic, fabric paint and resin
Canvas roll that can be stretched to a 63 x 63 inches art piece

$ 3,500.00
All proceed donated

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