Mexican Artist Leticia Herrera lives and works in McKinney, Texas. She moved to the US to pursue her formal art education at LSU, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 1992. After her degree she returned to her country and started working as a Creative Director during the day. But in the evening, she worked at her home studio as a freelance artist, trying to explore her own creativity.
In 2001 Herrera launched her first solo art exhibition on the Regional Museum of Queretaro. The same year she had her second show on the Contemporary Art Museum of Queretaro. In 2007 she immigrated to the USA with her only child and faced a number of obstacles that blocked her career as an artist. Not until the death of one of her closest friends only a few years ago did she immerse herself in her painting, finding a renewed sense of joy and inspiration for her life.
Herrera’s work addresses the inner world of human feelings and sensations. She expresses that through color and texture in her abstract compositions and through stories of magic surrealism portraying imaginary moments. In her latest series “Walkers,” she expresses the inner search of humanity. The walkers are searchers of beautiful emotions; they are travelers of the universe and the world. They are catchers of dreams; they are explorers of aspirations, searchers of unity and of freedom. Asking always who are we? Where are we going? What are we looking for? What do we want? Who do we love?