Marta Llorens has only been in Florida for a little over a year, but she’s made a big impact on the community around her. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Marta moved to London to finish her studies in Fine Arts and Modern History. When her husband Victor, a scientist, moved to Jupiter, Marta learned she was about to be even more immersed in English than she was in London. “I love that there are so many opportunities to learn English here,” says Marta. “In London, you have to pay to learn English, but here, and especially at El Sol, I can learn English and practice it every day.”
The fact that El Sol is “willing to help everyone who wants a better life” is what keeps Marta coming back to lend her services as a graphic designer for the ArtFest Committee
“Marta was an integral part on the ArtFest Committee. She was always able to think outside the box and create beautiful flyers and other promotional materials. She really saved the day!” says David Urieta, Communications Coordinator and Chair of this year’s ArtFest Committee.
Marta practices an extreme form of artistry called “contour painting.” It’s a timed painting challenge where the artist has only a few moments to capture the true essence of the subject. “I love it,” says Marta, “It helps me warm up for my abstract painting.”
Marta and Victor have only been married about a year. But together, with Marta’s contributions to the art community and Victor’s job as a brain cancer researcher; they are making a difference.