My name is AnaRuth Aldana (ARA for short). I was born and raised in Guatemala City, I came to the USA in 1985 and moved to New Mexico in 1999 . Since then I have become a woodland loving artist who dwells in the northern high mountains of New Mexico. In 2008 I received an Associate degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of New Mexico. I have been creating art since was a child. I have periodically worked in graphic design over the years, from designing brochures to book covers. I have done work creating background sets for the theater and constructing installations for other artists. I love playing with colors, textures, and the human form. It brings me great joy to share my knowledge with others and I cannot wait to paint and learn with you at Paint Nite!