Howdie Mary Liz Dominique B. Pineda!


Kimberly Macedo Gaytan

Mary Liz Dominique B. Pineda

Mary Liz Dominique B. Pineda is a senior Art 4 AP student this year. The Wrangler got the opportunity to sit down with her in order to get a closer look on the mind of a young artist like her.

The Wrangler: What sparked your interest about art?

Pineda: My cousin, Karen, sparked my interest in art. She drew so well and won so many competitions when she was in my age. I admired her skills and creativity.

The Wrangler: Who inspired you to become involved?

Pineda: My father’s side in general is really good in art. They all excel at different things. From graffiti to caricature, and self-portraits to air planes.

The Wrangler: What is your personal definition of art?

Pineda: My personal definition of art is a way to express your emotions and personality. It’s something that my life revolved to.

The Wrangler: Do you believe art is important for society?

Pineda: I do believe that art is important in our society. It helps us express, and I believe that everything we do is an art. Earth without art is ‘eh’.

The Wrangler: What do you usually do in order to summon inspiration?

Pineda: Summoning inspiration is one of the hardest thing for me. I don’t believe that I’m as talented as everyone, but I do make sure that the time that I use to make up how great and unique my idea is.

The Wrangler: What do you love about art?

Pineda: I love everything about art. It’s stressful, yet relaxing. Peaceful, but chaotic. An expression that no one can take away from us.

The Wrangler: Are there any cons to being an artist?

Pineda: Cons of being an artist is losing self-esteem once you see other artists’ artwork, but you always have to find a way to keep yourself motivated no matter what.

The Wrangler: Is art an important part of your life? If so, why?

Pineda: My life revolved around art. It’s what I enjoyed enhancing my skills on, and spent most of my time and money on.

The Wrangler: What are your plans for the future when it comes to art?

Pineda: I don’t really have a plan for the future when it comes to art. I just decided to do it as part time job if I ever come into it. It was kind of a shutdown dream for me when I found out my parents want me to go into the medical field. Nothing I can do but fulfill their wishes.

The Wrangler: Any additional comments?

Pineda: There’s no right or wrong when it comes to art. Draw from the bottom of your heart, don’t let others shape your way of thinking. And it’s not about winning, it’s about being able to express who you are and what you want.