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88-Year-Old Woman Creates Colorful Works of Art Using Microsoft Paint

 

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Though many elderly people may avoid advanced technology and complex devices, an 88-year-old Spanish woman named Concha García Zaera has embraced her computer as an artistic tool. She creates elaborate digital paintings using Microsoft Paint—a program that even the most tech-savvy of us have struggled to create anything significant with. However, Zaera has mastered the art of creating colorful landscapes and vibrant portraits using the program as her canvas, pixels as her paint, and a computer mouse as her paintbrush.

Not only has Zaera gotten a grip a the notoriously difficult program, but she’s also pretty been savvy on social media. The humble artist was convinced by one of her granddaughters to set up an Instagram profile in 2017, where she’s been sharing her creations with the world ever since. As of writing, she has almost 250,000 followers, and she always takes the time to respond to their comments. Her bio—written in Spanish—says, “I am an 88-year-old lady. I like to paint with the Paint program. And above all be with my family and with my friends.”

Zaera’s love of digital art began when her family gave her an old Windows 7 PC after her husband passed away several years ago. She began exploring the pre-installed MS Paint program as a way to pass the time, and soon discovered she was pretty good at it. Inspired by her hometown of Valencia, as well as collection of postcards from friends and family, Zaera’s digital masterpieces capture a wide variety of subjects. From architecture to animal portraits, each work is incredibly detailed and can take several weeks to complete. Zaera shows you’re never too old to learn something new!

Check out some of Zaera’s digital art below and discover more from her portfolio on Instagram.

This is Concha García Zaera—an 88-year-old artist who creates her colorful artworks on Microsoft Paint.

 

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She began creating digital art when her family gave her a computer after her husband passed away.

 

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Her works are inspired by her hometown of Valencia…

 

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…as well as postcards sent by friends and family.

 

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All images via Concha García Zaera.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Northern Irish writer and artist now based in Berlin, Germany. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. She now contributes to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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