About Me

Photo at Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Calle Fortaleza


One day as I was on my way to my part-time after school job in New York City where I grew up, I was pretty young ... about 17 years old, I happen to see gorgeous hand painted tuxedo shirts in a window of a shop. As I got closer to the window display, I was able to see Artists inside the shop painting beautiful flowers and faces on the shirts ... right there.I was mesmerized and forever in love.  It so impressed me that to this day it stands as one of my most precious memories as it kind of steered me to where I am today. Around that time I took a basic course in "Batik" and since then I have been in love with painting fabric.

I do paint on Burlap fabric with acrylic paints but my true love is painting Silk. Batik, Tie-dye and Silk Painting are some of my favorite techniques that I most explore. I consider myself a Silk Artist/Fiber Artist.

I am also a Certified Artisan with the Company of Tourism, Department of Culture, and the Department of Formento of Puerto Rico. I am fortunate to be part of the "Artisans Market" for over 15 years, located next to Pier 1, at la Placita de la Darsena, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  It is a most beautiful Port in the Bay of  San Juan. I display and sell my work there several times a week to the many Tourist that come to visit from all parts of the world. I share with you my ... Art ... and my ... Enchanted Island ... as it is so lovingly called.  Enjoy your stay.


Video in Spanish click to see it!
( Video en Español) 

Hablas Español?

El Etsy Puerto Rico me entrevisto asi que aqui puedes conocer un poco más sobre mí.

Are you traveling to Puerto Rico?

You can find me in the Historic Old San Juan, where you will see the Fort San Felipe del Morro and culinary street and lots of shops.

It's a wonderful place to visit and you will find me on the Artisans Outdoor Market Place at Plaza Right off of Pier.

If you coming by Plane or by Cruises ...

By plane, fell free to contact me to see what days of the week I will be at the Market in Plaza de las Darsenas, in Old San Juan.

I am there during the week Wednesdays and Thursdays when Cruises come to Port of Old San Juan. 

Meet me there!

Email: Marina Gutierrez

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