The Heroine’s Journey of Melba Vidal

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being able to express my feelings and emotions and sharing them with other people.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Working on what you love and having the opportunity to share it with others.

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is losing the people that I love or them not being happy.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? What I do not like about me is that I’m too demanding with myself and I always look for perfection in everything I do.

What is my greatest extravagance? My greatest extravagance is never being satisfied with what I do and always wanting to improve and learn more about everything.

On what occasion would I lie? I don’t think people have to lie in any situation, I believe in always speaking the truth even if people don´t agree with it.

What is the influence of role models, in my work and in my life? The models in my work and in life are honesty, liability. professionalism and above all being honest with myself.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I really like everything about my job, it’s my way of living. But if you were to ask what I like most it would be the fact that I can be free and share my feelings with others.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I have always worked in art, so I’ve always been happy. And I’m will always be the happiest in my workshop.

If I could, what would I change about myself? If I could change anything about myself It would be my fears and my bad mood I sometimes get.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My biggest achievement I’ve had in my profession has been being able to show my work in several cities in my country and around the world.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I draw inspiration from anywhere in my city. I live in a city full of art, culture and colors, with wonderful smells and landscapes.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I love to eat and drink in the wonderful “Mercados” in my city. They are full of beautiful fruits and wonderful colors

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I am very lucky to have many people around me who have always supported me in my work, from my family to the people who buy my paintings.

Whom would I like to work with in the future? I would like to work with people of other nationalities to enrich my knowledge, to learn new techniques and ideas.

What project, in the nearby future, am I looking forward to work on? Right now I’m working on a project that is going to take place in Italy. I’m also working on a project in Chile to help an art school for children of low income. And I would really like to work for institutions where I could help children in my country.



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