Faith Totorica

Through art I have learned that everything does not always have to be perfect in order to be beautiful, a mistake can be the prettiest thing in an art piece.

Faith Totorica, Sophomore Artist

My name is Faith Totorica, I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Righetti High School where I maintain a 4.5 gpa. At Righetti I play softball, water polo, and swim. I am also the 2021 Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate representing Kiwanis of Santa Maria. Art is important to society because it is a way for individuals to express themselves and share with others. Producing art allows people to release their creative side or relax while making something beautiful and unique. Doing art can also be very rewarding when all the work pays off to create one cohesive piece. I really enjoy doing looser styles of art such as Zentangles, freehand drawing, and collages. I like very colorful pieces with a lot of pop and happiness. My favorite medium is between colored pencils and marker. The make it easy to be accurate and they go along great with my love for colorful art. It is also nice how colored pencils can be bold, soft, dark, or bright. My future plans with art are undecided as of right now. I would love to take another art class however, my schedule is very full at the moment. Through art I have learned that everything does not always have to be perfect in order to be beautiful, a mistake can be the prettiest thing in an art piece. I have also learned that what is beautiful to one person may not be as appealing to another. My art reflects the bubbly, outgoing person I am. It also reflects how busy I am with a lot of different things going on in my pieces to keep viewers eyes moving all the time. I have really appreciated the opportunity to take at this year, it has helped me grow through the time of quarantining and I was able to discover a new hobby.