Denisse Nuñez

“Art is intimate and special, its sacred in a way. Art is society’s free therapy: making art feels like my inner child is getting the acknowledgment it needed.”

Denisse Nunez, Senior Artist

I am Denisse Nunez. an 18 year old Pisces. I am a senior at Righetti High School. I grew up in Santa Maria my entire life, and spent most of my childhood surround by my Hispanic family. I am the third child, and the second daughter in my household. Art is a very important part of my life for many reasons. Art carries so much more than just visual appeasement. Art is intimate and special, its sacred in a way. Art is society’s free therapy: making art feels like my inner child is getting the acknowledgment it needed. It makes me feel strong and utterly safe. My favorite art is painting, it makes me feel close to my grandmother. My favorite medium is acrylic paint. I plan to take an art class in the fall. With art I’ve learned that painting is my therapy, I can just relax and do whatever I aspire on that blank canvas. Its nice knowing you created that. Making art is like making memories that make you feel whole and remind yourself you’re going to be ok. That’s how art makes me feel, being ok with living in the moment.