Local artists and musicians Villa Amor loves
Villa Amor displays artwork from celebrated local artists. Every work on every wall in every villa is an original, and many of them showcase the people and beauty of the Nayarit region. If you’re interested in meeting some of the artists or seeing more of their work, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
Villa Amor is also proud to promote local musicians at the resort as well as in town. If you’re looking to hire a local band for a wedding, reception or other event, let us know and we’ll be happy to make arrangements for your entertainment and enjoyment.
Meanwhile, learn more about a few of artists we enjoy:
Edgar Omar Rodriguez Perez
Edgar, a self-taught artist, has lived most of his life in Sayulita. He developed his artistic skills at a very young age under the tutelage of his grandfather, his mother and his uncle – all of whom were also artists. As Edgar grew up, he explored and experimented with a number of mediums: pencil drawings, water colors, and acrylics. By 16, he had created a very large collection of abstract artwork at his own studio.
Edgar’s art has always been focused on “the cooking of painting” — it is characterized by rich textures, bright, fresh, attractive color compositions, abstract figures and images. At 17, Edgar was introduced to the prestigious art promoter Carmina Diaz who then owned the El Bendito Gallery in Puerto Vallarta. El Bendito Gallery is where Edgar had his first, very successful, solo exhibition.
Edgar continues to exhibit his art in a number of art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, including Galleria de Arte (Sara-Gutierrez), Galleria Olinala (Carmen And Brewster Brockmann) and Galleria Uno. He also exhibit his artwork in Sayulita and has participated in art show openings and collective exhibits both across Mexico and internationally.
Edgar has been a long time friend of Villa Amor and lives in Sayulita and surfs when he can on his free time.
Ilse Taylor Hable
Ilse Taylor Hable was born in Vienna, Austria. After a career as a fashion designer in Europe and Mexico, Ilse moved to California in 1983 and started dedicating her time exclusively to the fine arts. She earned her master’s degree and studied with well-known painters Sebastian Capella, John Asaro, Wolf Kahn, Albert Handell, and Bert Silverman.
Ilse’s first solo exhibit was in La Jolla, California, in 1987. Since then, she has shown her work in both individual and group shows throughout the United States and Mexico, and her pieces have become highly sought after by private collectors.
IIse discovered Sayulita after relocating from San Diego to Guadalajara in 1996 with her husband, Andrew. While driving along the coast in search of paintable motifs, she saw Sayulita and immediately fell in love with its natural beauty. It was then that Ilse first visited Villa Amor.
A few months later, she organized a workshop for about a dozen artists to stay at Villa Amor to paint local scenes. At the end of that week, the artists organized a small exhibit of their paintings. Rod Ingram bought several works for his young resort. Over the ensuing Villa Amor is now a committed collector of Ilse’s work and her magnificent paintings of local Sayulita scenes may be found in many of Villa Amors 35 villas.
Ilse says “it is a great pleasure and honor for me to be part Villa Villa Amor is equally honored to have Ilse’s marvelous creations on the walls of our unique villas.
Latcho & Andrea, The Blond Gypsies
They perform gypsy rumba and flamenco music that comes from the soul and goes straight to the heart. European recording artists Latcho & Andrea have recorded eight albums and perform internationally to wide acclaim.
Their wild, untamed gypsy style has been compared to the Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert, Jesse Cook, Manitas De Plata, and Willie & Lobo. Currently living in Puerto Vallarta, Latcho & Andrea often perform in town. They’re available for private events as well. To learn more about The Blond Gypsies, please visit http://www.latchoandrea.com/.The Blond Gypsies
With 11 recorded albums, Arcano is now one of the most significant instrumental music groups in Mexico. Erika plays the violin and Vick plays the keyboard, creating a unique fusion of acoustic and electronic sounds. Check out Arcano’s sound on YouTube.