May 2003

Subject: La Virgen De Guadalupe
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 07:44:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: dominga martinez <>

I came across your website accidently.It's beyond me how anyone who can obviously paint would do such a thing as to portray Our Lady of Guadalupe in such a demeaning way. To say it is to honor women and the Virgen is pure ignorance. If I as a hispanic mother, grandmother, and a hard working person with no PHD can value what Our Lady of Guadalupe means to Catholics then I would think that you with you almighty education would have some respect, especially for The Virgen.
I believe you know the word SACRILEGIOUS I'm sure you've heard it a few times.
So,  you do have the right to feel and paint what you want and say it's for women, then I as a woman have the right to say you are saddly mistaken. ASAP (always say a prayer)
May the peace of God be with you always and may you recognize it. Who do you think gave you this talent, wake up and smell the roses. 


Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 07:55:11 -0700

Subject: i love what you are doing!

From: "tvfa"


Estimada Alma,

Although I have heard about your controversial ( and beautiful ) work with "Our Lady" I just came across your website. You are a prolific artist and I am so very impressed and grateful to have you and your work in the world! Thank you! A friend sent me an article that was written about you in some santa fe magazine because she knew I would appreciate it, as I too have created a painting (1999) from the inspiration of la virgen: We share similar interests and I just wanted to tell you how inspiring it is to see someone so passionate about their work and life, its very refreshing. May you have continued success!!!! yours in art y la virgen, teresa villegas