United States Painter Captures Guanacaste “Under the Sun”

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“It is about the beauty of Guanacaste as seen through the eyes of an expat.” That’s how artist Cher Compton describes her latest exposition, which is called “Under the Sun” (Bajo el Sol).


The art collection shows the work and celebrations of Guanacaste, as well as the life and plants of the province. It will be shown at the Hidden Garden gallery, located five km west from Daniel Oduber airport on the main highway, from December 12 until February 5.


Compton, who is from the United States, has lived in Samara for the last three years. She finds her inspiration there and enjoys the simplicity of daily life.


According to the artist, her style is modern realism, with an emphasis on light and shade. The majority of her work is oil on canvas, but she has produced some acrylics on screen or synthetic paper.

The painter has a degree in Fine Arts, from the University of Maryland, but she “has never stopped studying and being an artist who learns from life.”

The flora and fauna of Guanacaste will be part of the menu of “Bajo el Sol” (Under the Sun).