Betty Thurston
Carole King
Chris Nelson
Cynthia Thomas
Dale Schwarz
David W Henion
Donna Gates
Elsje Sturtevant
Eva Gibavic
First Mountain Design
Guillermo Cuellar
Jane Gruber
Jerry Weinstein
Jonathan Sherrill
Joy Friedman
Julie Ann Collier
Katherine A.D. Sargent
Laureen Shea
Leslie Abrams
Leslie Fisette
Lloyd A Kirley
Louise Minks
Lynn Peterfreund
Macaylla Silver
Marion Gorham
Nancy Edmond
Noah Rockland-Miller
Olivia Bernard
Petula Bloomfield
Portia Williams Weiskel
Rema Boscov
Ron Juels
Rhoda Juels
Ruth West
Susan Boss
Sue Swartz
Susan Mulholland
Susan Mareneck
Werner John
William Rathburn
Wilhelmina Van Ness

Guillermo Cuellar

Guillermo Cuellar

Art is a process that connects me to my inner-self and acknowledges what is important to me at any given time. The images I create become symbols, expressing my feeling and desires. Giving form to my feelings satisfies a deeper desire to make sense of what goes on inside my inner world, and then gives me the impetus to connect to the outside world in a simple, clear and richer way. Portraits are a specific way of expression since they are a direct connection to another individual. They are my personal statement and recognition of what I feel to be an important moment in someone else's life.

Using portraits to connect to other people in significant and meaningful ways is both challenge and a discipline. The portrait is a vehicle, which leads me to recognize my deeper feeling for other human beings and what that represents: the phenomenal miracle and mystery of life. Portraits are not only about an individual or a family, but may also be about events, such is the case with my image of ground zero after September 11, 2001.

Painting satisfies a simple and profound need: the need to be present with something or somebody that attracts my attention. Portraits are art. They are a significant way to be in touch with my inner-world. Showing my work allows me an amazing opportunity to express myself to others, and also to myself!

Artist's Bio

Guillermo Cuellar was born in Bogotá Colombia. He has lived in Sunderland, Massachusetts for thirty years. He is the president and co-founder, with his wife Dale Schwarz, of the Center for Creative Consciousness in Sunderland, Massachusetts. As an artist, Guillermo combines his experiences as a psychotherapist, organizational consultant, diversity consultant and biologist to capture the fullness of the subjects he paints. He feels that his paintings are visual biographies, which honor the soul of the individuals with whom he works.He has a studio at Leverett Crafts and Arts.


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