I remember making art at the age of six for a church sponsored program. Every summer all the children including myself would make art for an art show. We’d spend a few weeks drawing or painting. The adults in the program always encouraged me to continue to draw and paint. I never really understood why, I always thought my work was never good enough. But through other people’s eyes, my work was great. As I got older I began to lose my motivation in art. I didn’t want to draw anymore because I didn’t think I was good. When I was in middle school I met a lady named Caitlin. She was from City Arts and came to my school and helped in the art class and even had her own after school program. Caitlin and I talked about art and I even considered showing her some of my own artwork. When I showed her she thought I was a good artist. On my fourteenth birthday Caitlin had gotten me a sketchbook and markers and told me to continue making art and not to give up. That had really encouraged me to continue. Now I attend AS220 youth, here I do photography and painting. I love it here because I can draw and paint whatever I want with no restrictions. Usually at school I wasn’t allowed to draw certain things, but at AS220, I’m allowed to draw whatever I feel. When I draw or paint, I never plan on what to do. I never sketch out what I want to do I just go for it. If I’m feeling sad, ill grab some paint, papers, and paintbrushes and just start to paint. At times, if I’m feeling a certain type of way, I’ll use certain types of colors. If I can’t express the way I’m feeling by talking, ill express my emotions by painting or drawing. After I’m done with my paintings I feel much better about my artworks and myself. Finishing my artwork motivates me to do more.

Milly Nunez Photography

Milly Nunez Visual Arts

Milly Nunez Visual Arts 2014

Milly Nunez Visual Arts 2015

Milly Nunez's Resume