Miriam Sagasti


I enjoy many types of art and as a result my work includes varied styles that reflect my diverse interests and experiences.

I paint landscapes influenced by the bright colors and images of my country of origin, Peru, as well by my trips around the world. My love of nature and gardening inspired a second style, botanical paintings. With watercolors and color pencils, I depict nature as it truly is. I also create whimsical art for children books, magazines and jigsaw puzzles. Painting for children helps me to express my sense of humor.

Recently, I’ve returned to working with enamels on metal – a medium which I practiced for over 12 years as a member of the Enamellist Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, but which I did not utilize for over a decade. I’ve been turning on my kiln and experimenting with numerous enameling techniques. I am even combining different mediums, such as acrylics and enamels, to make interesting compositions.

Making art, whether it is whimsical, realistic or imaginative, makes me happy and I hope to communicate my joy to you.