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Call us: 1 (787) 614-6115 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Email us: acreativopr@yahoo.com / graciescollection@gmail.com

ABOUT US: 

Hello, I am Grace Mendoza, the owner of this seaside gallery. From Dorado, Puerto Rico. Some already know us from Ambiente Creativo (my art school and studio), Gracious Gracie's and Kukera Designs. Today I have the great satisfaction of starting to climb a new step in the business world. We continue doing what we are passionate about, CREATE, but this time adapting to the new markets and expanding the possibilities. Arriving here has taken us a lot of dedication and effort, which together with the experience that the years give us, enable us to be selective and realistic. Motivated by the interest of nature in the sea, there is, as many of you know, my fascination with the theme of sirens. So I do my thesis on the subject where I can take a deep hold on the subject. Mermaids District arises as a product of this personal need to create a niche for my internal siren and to drive my entrepreneurial spirit.

Now I expand what makes us different.
In the Mermaids District we have made a wide selection of thematic products. We know that the social media market is increasingly competitive and it is very confusing to buy online. From own experience, it was very difficult to select articles and it took a long time to search. In Mermaids District we want to simplify your time so you do not invest in looking everywhere for what you like. So with much dedication, enthusiasm, study and time we have invested in preparing this space that we call siren district, so that you find in one place the most trendy at the time related to our common theme, our love for mermaids. We are a family business that believes in values, in the conservation of the environment, in gender equality, in the rights of women, of animals. We believe in peace and freedom of expression.

MEET OUR LOCAL ARTISTS

A group of artists who love the sea and our Caribbean colors meet in this seaside community to show the world our art. A selection of our favorite art pieces are collected here in a variety of products. The magic of networks today binds us to the world through this "district" to reach you. Welcome!

Un grupo de artistas amantes del mar y de nuestros colores caribeños, se reúnen en esta comunidad a orillas del mar para mostrar al mundo nuestro arte. Una selección de nuestras piezas de arte favoritas arte se recogen aquí en diversidad de productos. La magia de las redes hoy nos unen al mundo a través de este "distrito" para llegar a ti. ¡Bienvenidos!

GRACE MENDOZA: MY  HAPPY JOURNEY FROM CHILDHOOD DRAWINGS:

Since my childhood I was a doll lover. I always try to draw them, but I wasn't able to do it right until I turned 18, when I went to an Art Summer Camp in Elsa, Illinois. That was my first formal art classes. There, I discover my drawing talents and also understood how important it is to get instructed for most of us who don't have a perfect innate spontaneity drawing. After that "glorious" experience, and inspired by all my teachers, I decided to become an art teacher myself to be able to help other people like me. Still, this is a happy journey. A long one where I learn how to become a better artist every single day, discovering new technics and how creative a person can become on this artistic journey using many different mediums. After 12 years of teaching art on my own local art gallery, I decided to put aside my job, and started to develop a line of characters which I called Gracious Gracie's Collection. They are inspired in my happy childhood and in every single little children and young spirited woman who become my student. So far, so good, so I added a few of my oil paintings to my mostly digital artworks, and now turning again to the mixed media compositions, which I enjoy the most! It brings happy memories with my students at art school. There, acrylics, scissors, woods and canvases where all over the place. Today, I sell in local art fairs, shops and different platforms like Etsy, Redbubble and Shopify. Please, enjoy and support our business. Thank you. 

Angel Nevarez - was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He has a BA, from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de P.R., a MFA from the University of New York at Buffalo and also has postgraduate studies in Literature from Centro de Estudios Avanzados of Puerto Rico & Caribe. A prestigious cathedratic professor of the Painting Department at the renowned Fine Art School "Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico", for more than 35 years. Throughout the many years in the art business, he appears in the art history books of his country, recorded acknowledgments and a wide variety of recognitions. Angel Nevarez has participated in innumerable individual, collective, national and international exhibitions.  His artistic proposals, through the years have been based on painting, engraving and sculpture, predominantly abstractionist and in essays and stories prevail a poetic, philosophical and surrealist atmosphere.

Yolanda Padial, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the daughter of the master of painting and sculpture, the late Don Luis Padial Porrata. She inherits her father's gifts for the arts. Observing the teacher, she learned the trade of creating works of art with the brush. She soon experimented with acrylic and watercolors, which she later used with great success designing infinite exclusive creations to decorate cards, posters and products of all kinds. For almost two decades she has executed an artistic work, extensive and proven in the market. Her work is vast, adding thousands of articles that carry her art and her name that have been distributed through Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the United States. She acquired a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in arts graduating with high honors, from the University of Puerto Rico. She complemented her art knowledge with the distinguished professors Wilfred Labiosa at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and Rafael Rivera Ortiz in La Liga de Arte de San Juan. Today her work is expressed in a combination of mixed media on cardboard and canvas. Her creations are in a constant process of evolution. The work of this painter is characterized for presenting a banquet of Caribbean colors and Tropical briqhtness.

 Manuel Mendoza Egea - is a talented Puerto Rican artist, who began to develop his interest in drawing at an early age observing his father, who, using his skill as a draftsman, entertained him by drawing sketches of different objects. Thus, guided by his inclination to art and evident talent, at the age of seven, he takes his first art class with the now deceased teacher Andrés Bueso padre. Then, the artist complements his self-taught studies in art with teachers Bart Mayol and José Azaustre. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus of business administration with concentration in accounting, to work in the administrative phase of a family business related to the manufacture and distribution of works and laminated frames. There very soon he develops as the main illustrator of the well-known Feelings Forever, Inc. product line, whose distribution of cards and Plaque Cards©, with positive messages reached all the towns of the island through each pharmacy. His art reached thousands of homes thanks to this first commercial opportunity. Later Manuel dedicates himself to painting formal work on canvas, being a participant in countless art exhibitions in some of the main galleries in the country; among them the prestigious Labrador Gallery, located in Sears of Plaza las Américas. In 2000 he is part of the Ambiente Creativo Art Academy, teaching children, young people and adults the techniques of drawing and painting. Since then, Manuel has devoted himself fully to painting, teaching, and also to travel the island as a craftsman certified artisan, diversifying its supports and offering a wide variety of traditionally traditional works. Manuel is mainly an artist of local style, but like his sister Grace, he also loves sirens and is a recurring theme in his work.