Meet Yamile Rijo
Yamile was born in Uruguay and now reside in King Township.
Growing up, her favourite thing to do was to draw. Because she didn’t have colour pencils, she had to work on the details of her drawings to make them more fun. She developed her skills of observation that way and that is why she loves highly realistic work on portraits.
Yamile have left a career in teaching to fully pursue her love of painting which was on the back burner but never far from her heart.
Yamile is a self taught artist that enjoys all kind of media. The subject matter of her work goes from landscapes of places she loved in her travels to people or animals that suggest a certain narrative.