Mauricio Meneses

Mauricio Meneses, owner, D’Mau Artistic Services

Background
Home: Breckenridge, Colorado
Education: Universidad Mesoamericana, Guatemala; business administration major
Why Breckenridge? I used to come to visit family during my high school breaks, and fell in love with the town. Even though I’ve been here for 12 years, I keep discovering new places and trails.

Art
Medium: Watercolor, acrylic, pastels and mixed media
Latest project: “Made of Stars,” an art show inspired in the space and magic of dreaming
Favorite creative space: Blue River Plaza in summer and The Crown coffee shop in winter
Source of inspiration: The beautiful landscapes that surround Summit County
Creativity is: A spark that starts the fire and turns it into art

Insights
Personal hero: People who work hard every day to follow their dreams
Favorite book: “The Witch of Portobello” by Paulo Coelho
Favorite restaurant: Aqua Blue, Hong Kong
Song in your head right now: “Samba do Brazil” by Bellini
Unique home or office decor: A set of three Native American paintings representing water, fire and earth in my studio
Favorite movie: “All About My Mother”
Favorite causes: Laugh and make others laugh; it is a cure for the soul.
Favorite way to spend free time: Mountain biking and skiing

Confessions
What keeps you up at night? Creative ideas and the monster that lives under my bed
Pet peeve: People who are mean to animals
First job: Programmer First choice for a new career: Airline pilot
What do you do to recharge your batteries? Wine and watercolor painting


Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala, Mauricio Meneses, 31, started painting at the age of 12. He founded D’Mau Artistic Services in 2012.
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Photos: Liam Doran