BIOGRAPHY - Elizardo Mojica (Born 1993)
Elizardo grew up with relatives who embraced the love of drawing and, since his childhood, he has been inspired by both art and his family to become a fine artist.
Starting with animations and simple sketches he began to incorporate this new talent into his personality and soon it became part of him, always embracing the idea of creating something out of nothing with an emphasis on the skill necessary to the art form.
Making his way through high school he was introduced to many other forms of art, such as ceramics and sculptures. He studied under the guidance of Jamaican artist Dervin Leiba, a talented realist and surrealist artist specializing in drawing and painting. It didn’t take long for Elizardo to become influenced by Dervin and he rapidly learned about abstract, realist and surrealist graphite pencil techniques and started his journey to becoming a professional artist.
On the verge of finishing high school Elizardo was approached by his guidance counselor Anita Ruan and was introduced to Ani Art Academies Anguilla. Purely by seeing the art produced by other apprentices and the instructors Elizardo immediately began making preparations to attend, such was his admiration for the Waichulis approach and the instructor on island, Tim Jahn.
When Elizardo started the Waichulis curriculum provided by Ani Art Academies he encountered a new challenge as he began working with charcoal and pastel, techniques and media that he had never encountered before. As his progress increased Elizardo was anxious to put the ideas that ran through his mind on paper and give in to the burning passion that was ignited at a very early childhood, the passion for art.