From MS Paint to Mary Poppins

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.

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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.

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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."

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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!