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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Antiguan Drummer" 24" X 24" Fluid Acrylic

Antiguan Drummer by April M Rimpo

Antiguan Drummer
 Fluid Acrylic
24" X 24" on varnished, gallery-wrapped watercolor paper


I traveled to Guatemala for a workshop several years ago and our group was treated to music at our welcoming party. The musicians were a family,  including the father and two of his sons, who provided the entertainment. Antiguan Drummer features the youngest son who was nearly hidden behind his drums and tortoise shell cymbals proudly playing his maracas. 

My goal in my art is to show everyday activities - a way of life - with subjects around the world.  In each case something grabs my attention and makes me feel I must tell the story. Storytelling, and preserving a moment in time, is important in my work. My love of learning about people from cultures around the world, present and past, has been with me since my teens. When I first started college, my major was anthropology, which includes not only the study of current cultures but also the ancient history of man. I have never lost that love of learning about how people live, and cherish my ability to portray their story in my art.

Side note: A couple years ago a friend from Guatemala, who I met through Facebook, shared with me a photo of a young man playing these same drums and tortoise shells and I realized it was this same young boy continuing the family tradition.   

Other paintings inspired by my trip to Guatemala can be seen by clicking on the titles:

Woman with a Wrapped Hat
Basket Maker

Wash Day by April M Rimpo
The Dugouts by April M Rimpo

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Copyright April M Rimpo 2016 All Rights Reserved. You may share my work with attribution and a link to this source site, but all other uses are prohibited.



  1. WOW! I thought this was a photograph.The texture and light are just wonderful April :)

    1. Thanks. This photo of my painting does look like a photo Seems more painterly in person


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