Leidy Mazo is a model and an actress, known for the blockbuster movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. I am also an up-and-coming pop artist in the Miami art scene.
I arrived in the United States at the age of 15. I immediately attended high school and started to learn how to speak English. I worked hard in school and received a scholarship for the art institution. Later I moved to Los Angeles to take acting classes and star in movies. I’m always reaching for more every step of the way. Once I achieve one goal I strive for the next. I have always been highly motivated in life.
I’m an extremely artistic person that needs to fulfill my desire to create by expressing myself in various ways such as painting, acting, and modeling. I have enjoyed being an actress and model, but now that I’m a wife and mother, I feel the best way to express my internal feelings is by painting. Once I start painting I get into a zone that allows me to freely express myself. I get lost in my own little world until the painting is complete. It’s easy for me to spend hours painting since my beautiful daughter has now started school.
Changing religions was my earliest inspiration. I spent a lot of time studying to convert to Judaism. One day I was sitting at the table studying and I naturally started drawing the Star of David. I noticed the perfect angles of the star and thought it would be great if I could incorporate prayers and create a work of art. My Louis Vuitton purse was sitting on the table while I was sketching and I started adding the logo into the art piece. All of my work is emotionally inspired which is why each painting has a different meaning and style.
My paintings of Jewish stars are my first love. These paintings are meaningful to me because it marks the beginning of my career when I was feeling lost and didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.
All of my teddy bear paintings tell a story. I have so many of them because I kept painting until I made one for every name brand.
My ‘soldiers hearts fight for love’ collection was created because all over the world people are fighting, shooting, killing and hurting each other. That’s all we see and hear on the news. It’s overwhelming for everyone in society so I created a collection to support the troops as they fight for peace and love.
Like every new artist, I’m still searching for that style. I love working with other artists and collaborating. It seems like I have many styles. I think my artistic styles change with my emotions and the thoughts going on in my head. It’s almost like a movie producer creating a new film every time. In my case, it’s new artwork that is inspired by my feelings. Everyone feels hundreds of different emotions every day, I put mine onto canvas. I stand out for making 3D art and making things come to reality.
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