ABOUT THE ARTIST
Giselle Mariel Ibarra, better known as Sincerely Art or Sin for short is a 27 year old Mexican self taught surrealist artist. Ibarra specializes in acrylic painting merging a world of dreams and reality in one. Through metaphorical expression, using nature with a twist of magic to bring her paintings to life she brings a new revolution of surrealism into the art industry. As a Mexican artist her background also plays a big influence in her work - Ibarra grew up in Tijuana, Baja California before moving to the States at the age of 5. Growing up in a challenging environment was motivation for her father to seek citizenship to provide better stability for his children. Ibarra is the second oldest child of 4. As an independent self made artist, she has transformed her previous reality by creating a business for herself through her works under "Sincerely Art."
“Art to me is my form of freedom. I was always one of those people in life who was a little more lost than others. Growing up was difficult, I was raised in an immigrant family of 6 who was always barely surviving. I think I take a lot of drive from that, I feel that I owe it to my roots to be the greatest in what i’m doing - especially as a young mother. My ambition is to pave the way for the extension of me. Through this journey I have had the success of becoming the first CEO in my family. Exhibited through various art events in the United States as well as held my very own solo art exhibition. I seek to be felt on a global state. My paintings are strong reflections of my emotions/situations I go through that have molded the person I am today. Art to me is my voice, my passion and my power. I have found strength and faith through paint, it’s the way my soul feels nourished. The struggles I have faced and face drive me into creating timeless glimpses of peace on a canvas. My goal is to turn all gray shades in my life into vibrant ones. I feel as an artist that we are all on this earth truly looking for one thing: to connect... I want people to feel that when they see my art. My goal is to make whoever looks at my work... feel something.”
Ibarra is currently at the peak of her artistry. With goals to expand and be held in galleries all around the states - Ibarra's works are under high demand.
"It's been a hard journey.. I started painting in 2016.. around the same time I had my son. Back then I didn't really think much of it, all I knew then was my postpartum depression and my seed, which really shifted me as a young woman in my teens. I started picking up the brush to bring more clarity to my situation - but never with the intent of being where I am today. I was just looking for an outlet. Before my son I was always seeking things that would bring me thrill but never fill me. I think I grew up feeling very empty.. motherhood healed that part of me yet also amplified it. It also completely saved me. Tapping in to art only came from my transition as a mom because I knew I couldn't run back to doing things that were unhealthy. My son kept me grounded in many ways and still does. That is the root of where painting started slowly transitioning my life. And well.. now I am here, under the same moon you are, yet living in this dream of mine."
Ibarra started painting in 2016, yet her brand Sincerely Art began in 2018. She has now accomplished turning her work in multiple forms ranging from every day accessories to high end collector items. Ibarra finds importance in making art affordable, yet also amplifying great value in her original work itself. With plans to continue expanding, Ibarra's works have now been seen/bought by millions globally. Ibarra has the achievement of being a world known artist.
"It is important to sustain the things that fill you up inside. Art to me will forever be something i'm growing into.. well.. because I am self taught and because this is what I was meant to do with my time here on this Earth. I really just want to inspire. I want people to know that they aren't alone, that beautiful things can be brought out from dark places. I just want people to feel like it doesn't matter where you are in life, where you came from.. you CAN too. I seek to leave a mark in the art global business."