Starry Night Oaxacan Style

“If you hear a voice within say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ”

–Vincent Van Gogh

A Oaxacan, Mexico artist's version of Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night"
A Oaxacan, Mexico artist’s version of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

I purchased this painting from an artist selling his painting on the street at an artist’s market in Oaxaca Mexico.

Vincent’s Van Gogh’s Starry Night has long been a favorite work of mine, and I fell in love with this piece quickly.  It was also important for me to buy it from the artist, even if at the time I was a little low on pesos.  Supporting artists by purchasing directly from the artist is a way to support local economy, and a person, a family and community.  It also gives you an opportunity to talk with the creative mind behind the piece you love, getting a story and making that human connection.

The magestic Santo Domingo Church in the historical center of Oaxaca City.
The magestic Santo Domingo Church in the historical center of Oaxaca City.

So, next time you past a street artist, take a moment to check it out.  It is a simple way to support a local, more sustainable world!

Oaxacan street artist performing his craft.
Oaxacan street artist performing his craft.

Happy Tuesday to you all.

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