ENCINITAS — “Around the World: Many Faces – One Heart,” the artwork of Maribel Vargas Moses, a local artist born in Costa Rica, will be on display from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from July 16 through Aug. 22 at the Encinitas Civic Center Gallery, 505 S. Vulcan Ave.Moses has painted the display of international faces for two reasons. One, to bring attention to the beauty that exits in each as, regardless of the skin color or societal importance, everyone ages beautifully in their own way. The second reason was to assist the efforts of her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Moses, to provide facial deformity-surgical care to transform children’s lives internationally. This art work presented through Art4Smiles will help by contributing 50 percent of sales to go to the purchases of greatly needed surgical supplies for this noble cause.Within these past three years, this self-made artist combined the influences of her international traveling painting more than 120 paintings, progressing in development of her passion and style from early works of children, animals, flowers and nudes to projected images of international faces and the elderly. She plans to continue to be focused on the beauty of the elderlyand does tribute to them with her colorful work on canvas.
Her work is available on giclees placed upon canvas or archive-quality, water-color paper, making it affordable in limited editions, complete with certificate of authenticity and her personal signature.
She is also now a San Diego Hospice volunteer in her extra time. As she states about the volume of her collection in their home, “my house is full of people needing a new home where they can share their pleasurable faces.”