Honduras Art: Jorge Restrepo
Artwork by Jorge Restrepo
At La Villa de Soledad B&B we are proud to promote local artists who have distinguished themselves as leading painters in Honduras. We have slowly gotten together a collection of unique artwork that we are proud of. Not only does it help give a special sense of place to our inn, it also complements what we consider it good taste in our décor throughout our Bed and Breakfast.
Jorge Restrepo was actually born in Colombia, but worked for many years as a scholar at the Escuela Panamericana de Agricultura, also known as Zamorano. The greens and blues in Honduras inspired his work, which we proudly display in the hallway around our interior courtyard. The painting that we have is titled “Honduras” and truly represents the different shades of green and blue you will find throughout this beautiful country we call Honduras.
Jorge Restrepo studied drawing and painting at the academy of art, Jesuit School in Medellin, Colombia, Jorge had six individual exhibits in Honduras, Dominican Republic and El Salvador, as well as nine collective exhibits in France, the United Kingdom, the United State, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil. His paintings are collected in different countries. Jorge Restrepo left Honduras a few years ago to return to his native Colombia, but left an important legacy of art in Honduras. You can see more of Jorge Restrepo’s unique artwork at his webpage: http://jorgerestrepo.com/Gallery.html
La Villa de Soledad B&B is one of the few hotels outside of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa to feature original art in our public areas as well as our rooms. If you appreciate original artwork, come and stay with us at La Villa de Soledad B&B and become familiar with our art collection.