Living in Honduras or Guatemala as a foreigner is sometimes hard, mostly fun and never boring. This Blog is about more than just the oddities of my years in the not-so tranquil, cobble-stoned town of Copán Ruinas and, more recently, Antigua Guatemala. Hence Serendipity, the gift of finding without seeking…


Below you’ll find selection of some of my art work from the last few years. For more pictures, please visit my website or page on Facebook. For information, quotes or commissions, email me at carinsteen at Thanks!

“Mi Gente” is a series of portraits of people from my new Guatemalan community that I made for an exhibition in Mayan Creations Arts & Crafts Gallery (August 9 – September 8, 2014). Gouache on watercolour paper. 

“Doggy Style” is a series of dog portraits, currently exhibited at Frank salon, Antigua Guatemala. Gouache on watercolour paper.

"Ellas" is the name of an exhibition of paintings dedicated to Honduran women. It is not so much a tribute to the women who have been social or cultural icons in this country, but it specifically honours the women we meet every day in our life and without whom the world would stop turning: mothers, workers, peasants, the neighbours, the vendors, as well as the next generation of Hondureñas. Those women are the ones who are the true pillars of society, and therefore deserve the respect and attention they do not always get.

"Magia Maya" is a series of paintings (Gouache on watercolour paper) in which I use details of authentic Maya imagery, often faded images from vases, murals or carvings, and “translate” them into bright modern looking paintings in vibrant colours. To see some of these paintings, please visit "Magia Maya" on Behance.

Murals are my passion, the bigger the better. I have painted many schools, clinics, community centres and walls in private homes.

These Maya Calendar Glyphs can be commissioned to commemorate your own special date. Prices range from $15 for a simple digital design up to whatever you wish to spend on your own special date. In this slideshow a selection of acrylic paintings on canvas, gouache, collage and digital illustrations.  

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