Emanuel Alvarez Valencia Art Collections
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Artwork by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Manny's Ohio by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Manny's Lamar by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Gianna by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Sonoran Son III by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Sonoran Son V by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Woo Pig Sooie by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
War Horse by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Pinto by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Palomino by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Frankie The Razor Vina by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Dutch Warm Blood by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Rossa Blue II by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Sonoran Son. by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Leaving The City. by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Sonoran Son VI by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Gianna by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
EOB Lead Guitarist by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Bay Morgan by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Andalusian by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Bad Intentions by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
More Bombs Less Milk. by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
A Silent Cry. by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Fly Boy by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
Baby Blues. by Emanuel Alvarez Valencia
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Emanuel Alvarez Valencia: Rising Above Adversity through Art
Emanuel Alvarez Valencia, a talented artist, and retired combat veteran, has emerged triumphant over the barriers life has thrown his way. Emanuel Alvarez Valencia immigrated to the United States at the tender age of four from Michoacan Mexico. However, his journey to success was fraught with racism, and workplace exploitation that limited educational opportunities.
Emanuel's uphill battle began within his own family where he encountered the harsh reality of discrimination abuse and labor exploitation. Despite being surrounded by his loved ones, he was subjected to constant unfair treatment, creating a sense of alienation from a young age. The injustice amplified as he watched his father toil for meager wages, less than the minimum required by law, for the majority of his life. Sadly, this prevented Emanuel Alvarez Valencia from exploring educational opportunities that could have sculpted a different path for him.
To seize any opportunity for a better future, Valencia made a pivotal decision and joined the Army just days after the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center. With the hope of leveraging the GI Bill to attain a college education, he stepped into the chaos and uncertainty of a military career that would define him.
Emanuel Alvarez Valencia quickly distinguished himself within the ranks and earned a position as a non-commissioned officer. Throughout his service, his dedication and valor shone brightly, culminating in the astounding achievement of 22 medals, including the esteemed Bronze Star, the nation's fourth highest honor, earned during combat.
However, life had more obstacles in store for Valencia. While serving overseas, he sustained injuries that ultimately led to his medical retirement from the military. It was during this transitional phase that Valencia discovered the therapeutic power of art in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Art became Valencia's refuge, his sanctuary from the haunting memories of combat. Through brushstrokes and vibrant colors, he was able to channel his emotions and create astonishing works of art. What began as an introspective journey quickly transformed into a desire to share his creations with the world. His paintings take viewers on a visual journey, capturing raw emotions and portraying narratives of resilience and hope.
Valencia's work is not only a means of personal therapy but also a voice for countless others who have suffered the invisible wounds of war. Through his art, he raises awareness about mental health issues faced by veterans and encourages a dialogue on the challenges they endure.
Now, with the weight of his past experiences propelling him forward, Emanuel Alvarez Valencia is committed to this newfound purpose. He dedicates his life to creating masterful works of art and sharing them with the world. His paintings, bursting with symbolism and emotional depth, offer solace to those who connect with his story and inspire others to rise above their adversities.
Emanuel Alvarez Valencia's journey from a marginalized immigrant child to a decorated military officer and acclaimed artist is a testament to the indomitable human spirit. His unwavering determination to not let circumstances define him serves as an inspiration for generations to come. Through his art, he continues to create wonders that heal, unite, and ignite hope in a world often marred by pain.