GUEST ARTIST: Francisco Vasquez Mendoza

Guatemalan Artist Francisco Vásquez Mendoza was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna. Francisco uses an explosion of colors, textures, and brush strokes as he paints images of traditional Tz’utujil culture including markets, birds, and landscapes that capture and reflect the natural beauty of the area while also passing on vital information and preserving the cultural traditions of the Tz’utujil culture.

 

Paintings

These are some of the paintings available for sale.

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Francisco Vasquez Mendoza

Guatemalan Artist Francisco Vásquez Mendoza was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna, artistic talent has always pumped through Francisco’s veins. Antonio Vásquez Yojcóm, Francisco’s father, is an extremely talented painter who transferred his gifts onto his son.
Early in life, Francisco’s father and mother noticed his unique artistic talent and encouraged him to develop and explore his artistic vision and abilities.

These days, Francisco has distinguished himself among the painters in San Juan.  As Francisco’s reputation in the Lake Atitlan region has continued to grow, he has turned his attention and energy to painting full time.


He is currently working out of his family’s painting studio in San Juan La Laguna, the studio is located a short walk from the boat docks.


Francisco uses an explosion of colors, textures, and brush strokes as he paints images of traditional Tz’utujil culture including markets, birds, and landscapes that captures and reflects the natural beauty of the area while also passing on vital information and preserving the cultural traditions of the Tz’utujil culture

Francisco Vasquez Mendoza
family of Francisco Vasquez Mendoza

Francisco's Family

Everyone in Francisco's family paints! His father is Antonio Vásquez Yojcóm, a talented painter who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan. After having studied with the famous artist Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay, Antonio began working on his own and eventually opened a home studio and gallery that is located a short walk from the San Juan boat docks.

His paintings are unique, using vibrant colors and depicting important elements of the indigenous culture steeped in a rich tradition and various aspects of San Juan life and legend. His paintings are sold in his home studio as well as in Santiago and Panjachel.