Inma earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), State University of New York. After more than 25 years working in the fashion industry in New York City for Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, Diane Von Furstenburg, Jason Wu, among others, Inma moved back to Connecticut. She then started her own pattern development service in 2015, IM Studio, from her home. Some of her clients include, Monse, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and many more. With vast experience in the fashion world, Inma knows quality fabrics and finishes each accessory meticulously by hand. She began her watercolor journey in the spring of 2017 when she started researching to create silk scarfs with a botanical theme. She fell in love with the watercolor medium especially transparent pigments. She loves nature and living in the country, she is surrounded by it every day.
The Online shop: In the summer of 2021, Inma Launched the inmamedina.com online shop. Art and design are the main focus. To bring awareness of the beauty of nature through botanical art. The shop features many original watercolor paintings and botanical inspired printed scarves. The scarves are mostly silk printed created from Inma's original watercolor paintings. The look is modern feminine. When the scarves are worn, they look abstract. A scarf is an item that can instantly upgrade a plain look without overpowering.
The subject matter:
Inma was born in the north region, El Cibao, in The Dominican Republic. Specifically, at the foot of the mountain RESERVA CIENTIFICA LA SALCEDOA. This reserve is now protected. It has a rare subtropical climate and rare and endangered, flora and fauna. Color is in her blood. Lush greens and bright oranges are candy to her eyes. She chooses mostly flowers that are large and bright. Sometimes an interesting shaped edible or a bright color berry in the fall. She grows more than 20 bulbs of amaryllises in her home, along with tulips in the yard, if they are not eaten by animals in the spring. Inma takes time to decide what to paint. She picks a few subjects and waits for a little while. She follows her instincts and picks what calls to her. Whatever is the most pleasing to her eyes at the time. Her thinking is not of recording a specimen as botanical artists do, but recording more so for its beauty. Painting in a realistic style then it becomes a botanical representation of the specimen’s beauty, not an anatomical one. Inma paints the beauty she sees as honest as possible. She is like a pollinator, attracted to the colors, shapes and scent of a flower.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS, ASBA
American Society of Botanical Artists/Marin Art and Garden Center 24th Annual International juried Exhibition.
September 19th through November 28th, 2021.
American Society of Botanical Artists/Wave Hill 23rd Annual International juried Exhibition.
September 5 through December 6, 2020.
American Society of Botanical Artists/Marin Art and Garden Center 22nd Annual International juried Exhibition.
September, 22 through November 17, 2019
"Out On A Limb" juried exhibition at the Foundry Art Centre in Charles, Missouri, US.
October 5 through December 28, 2018
NORTH EAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, NEWS
45th Annual International Juried exhibition 2021. The Gallery at Kent Art Association.
October 10th through October 24th, 2021.
43rd Annual International Juried exhibition 2019. The Gallery at Kent Art Association.
October 20th through November 3, 2019.
2019 NEWS Annual juried member's show at Sunny, Middletown, NY.
February 3, through March 18, 2019
42rd Annual International Juried exhibition 2018. The Gallery at Kent Art Association in Kent, CT
October 14th through October 27th, 2018.
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SUNY, NY, NY — BFA, 1991