Figueroa was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a self-taught
artist who began drawing at a very early age.
Long an "observer of
life," Josie's unique talent attempts to capture the heart and
soul of her subjects. The artist's long inner struggle to bring "life"
to the canvas is visible in her work, as if the viewer might wait for
the subject to take it's next breath in it's realistic rendition.
Josie is seldom satisfied
with her work believing there is always room to grow. Her philosophy
is to not only do the best work she can, but continue to explore new
levels of expression.
Although Josie's talents
expand to all areas of art including Murals, Illustrations, and Graphic
Design, her most accomplished skills are in painting. She paints in
most mediums, specializing in Oils. However, she still maintains her
early love of Pencil, Color Pencil, and Pen & Ink.
Josie now lives Visalia, California in the San Joaquin Valley, where
she continues to work on her art.