From MS Paint to Mary Poppins
We all have ideas of what we expect “grandmas” to spend their time doing. Among these would be: knitting, gardening, and maybe even painting. However, there is one Spanish grandmother that is making digital waves in the art world.
87-year-old Concha Garcia Zaera enjoys a hobby that’s rather unusually among her friends. She creates masterpieces by utilizing Microsoft Paint which she discovered after her children gave her a computer.
Before Zaera was an MS Paint artist, she created pictures using a more traditional approach. She recently told Radio Valencia that she had previously taken classes in oil painting but that their strong smell prevented her from practicing at home.
Zaera told El Mundo. “I began painting little things: first, a house, the next day I’d add a mountain… Step by step, I was adding details, and in the end, the result was a very pretty thing.”
After posting her works on Facebook to a very limited audience, one of her granddaughters suggested that she should use Instagram instead. It has paid off quite a bit as she has garnered not only a whopping 189.9k Followers, but a contract with Disney to paint a piece for the new movie, “Mary Poppins Returns."
We hope you’ve enjoyed hearing how Concha Garcia Zaera has gone From MS Paint to Mary Poppins. What’s your favorite of her masterful digital creations? Join the conversation below!