Hi, I'm Aida
I’m a “New YorRican” living as a permanent snowbird in Jacksonville, Florida.
I’m a multi-media artist with a passion to empower individuals from all walks of life through my paintings, writing, poetry, and creativity. I am also a local, national and international speaker and teacher touching on such topics as blogging, business, social media, S.T.R.E.A.M., and self-empowerment.
Aida Marie Correa
Aida has over twenty-five years of experience as a floral designer, a beauty consultant, and a designer. Her experiences combined with the love of her culture and the strong beautiful women of the Caribbean have influenced her artwork. This is seen through her depiction of women and flowers and her use of vibrant colors. Aida has a respected history of involvement in the arts in the community including being a selected artist for the “Through Our Eyes” Art Exhibit at the Ritz Theater and floral classes at the Riverside Garden Club. She has partnered with area organizations to bring creative classes to youth, teens, and adults, through her company – LoveBuilt Life LLC. Her current projects include working in partnership with companies like My Quest To Teach, Shiva Robotics and The Microsoft Store to teach youth the fun of technology through S.T.E.A.M. Projects. She has also taught STEAM classes abroad at KidsCamps in Calgary, Canada, and San Jose, Costa Rica and was a consultant for KidsCamp Nicargua.
Aida is always available to advocate for arts in schools and throughout the community.
Art is more than just fun… it is MAGICAL!
Art can transform you. As the artist creating the work, it heals and expands me. I also believe Art does the same for the reader or observer of a beautifully created work, written or visual. My intention is to always draw people in – that they may see themselves in my work. I write so my words will resonate within the reader. I create so that the viewer may see themselves or someone they love in the work or when holding a piece in their hand they feel the love and thoughtfulness that went into creating it. If my work has drawn emotion on any level then I have done my work well and for that reason I will always continue to create.
#BLM - Black Lives Matter
While my work has always represented the wide and varied cultures and hues of Caribbean women and I am a very proud Afro-Latina, my work has never been specifically political. I do have strong opinions, however and occasionally will let my work reflect that.