Leticia Alvarez

Raleigh, NC

Leticia Alvarez is a Mexican artist; she studied art at the University of Monterrey, and got a Master degree in Education through Art, from the University of Nuevo León. She got married and moved to the United States, where she got a scholarship at the University of Virginia Tech, and obtained a Masters in Latin American Studies, History and Literature. She has been painting for over 25 years and participated in numerous exhibits in Mexico and the United States. Through her career she has explored diverse Mexican motifs such as Mexican toys, folk art, religion, landscapes, to represent the nostalgia and cultural traditions as well as political and cultural troubles for Latinos in the United States. She also likes to paint portraits of powerful woman, Frida Kahlo is often observed in her work. Leticia is an active member of the Latino Community and has collaborated with the COR Museum in the last 5 years with the Day of the Dead Altars. She also made a Mural about the Monarch Butterfly migration in the Museum of Life and Science. Leticia has also worked with the North Carolina Museum of Art with Coco Fiesta Fantastica and also during Family Day at the inauguration of Frida Kahlo’s exhibit, making small retablos. Leticia loves to share her cultural heritage and strongly believes in art education, she has been teaching art classes in her studio for the past 7 years. The artist lives in Raleigh, with her husband and her four kids.

 Four Seasons

Acrylic painting on canvas. This painting is part of a series based on trees.

40 x 30 inches


Hope and Faith

This is a mixed media painting with gold leaf. This is my first painting of 2021, I believe that the pandemic has been hard in all the world, but I have found strength in faith and in nature.

48 x 36 inches


On the Border

Acrylic Painting on canvas. It is based on the situation the a lot of children lived on the border while separated from their parents.

 36 x 36


Our Lady of Guadalupe V

Acrylic paint with gold leaf on canvas. This is part of a series of paintings about our Lady of Guadalupe

16 x 20 inches



Acrylic painting on canvas. This painting represent the hard work of the Mexican indigenous people that sometimes is underpaid.

40 x 30 inches



Acrylic Painting on canvas. I often paint portraits of Frida Kahlo, as she represents the Mexican woman in arts.

40 x 30 inches


Three Fridas

 This is a triptych acrylic painting, made on canvas panels and framed

15.5 x 19.5 inches each painting