It started with a love of coloring and drawing from the tender age of 4 into a passion that spans the ages. Of course, genetics has played a part as well receiving talent from both parents, Bernard and Sylvia Sopinski. With encouragement from my parents I continued my studies even though work came first for many, many years. As recreation and therapy, I continued to take courses in art finishing with classes under the renown artist Andy Braitman in Charlotte, NC.
The Braitman studio was the inspiration for the Centro de Arte in Granada wherein all a person had to do was bring themselves and all would be provided for. Centro de Arte is located on Calle Calzada in Granada, Nicaragua. The studio is the main floor and garden area of GPS property management services. It provides wonderful light and a continuous stream of people from all over the world.
We offer painting classes in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. Drawing is also offered with an occasional model for life drawing. All paints, brushes, palettes and such are ready for your use. Canvases are available for purchase and come in a variety of sizes.
I believe that there is an artist in each and everyone of us, just waiting to be discovered. My style is more in the line of impressionism/expressionism but I encourage the artist to find themselves in their work. Many come to learn others just to paint in the wonderful environment. Whatever is your stage….stop by and partake in the experience.
Amy Bushnell Granada, Nicaragua