More artists flock to Paki Point!
Camila Bernal and Alex Wtges have recently arrived to the island paradise of Bocas del Toro to get inspired and add murals to the walls of Paki Point. Rolo de Sedas was there last month, but now it’s this couple’s turn to let their creativity flow. All of these artists have been invited to create their vision because their style is harmonious with that of Paki Point.
Camila, a graphic designer from Bogota, has painted 2 murals; a large one depicting a coy fish in the surfboard rental space of the location and the other is a blue collage of starfish, octopus, and other sea creatures in the kitchen.
“Arte-nouveau is my source of inspiration,” says the Colombian artist, “I like to paint things that come from nature. I really like the sea and ‘anti-gravity’ figures; things that float and fly.”
When she told me she painted these murals in only 2 days, I almost didn’t believe her. The designs are so intricate and the colors perfectly interwoven that it looks like a month long project at least. I imagine it was for this reason she has painted many murals. In fact, she recently finished creating designs for the Panamericana Hostel. Incredible images can be found all over the Panama City hostel, thanks to Camila.
The other mural was painted by Panama’s own Alex Wtges and is located on the outside of the kitchen. It’s a spray paint image of a fish wearing a baseball cap. The man does quite impressive work with a spray can; and fast! He busted out this fish in only 4 hours! Alex is now creating his own bike collections (Katrina Bikes) where he creates bikes covered with his unique artwork.
The young artist couple met a year ago while Camila was on vacation and have been creative partners in crime ever since. Camila has worked previously painting shoes for Converse and has an online store where you can buy her designs. In the course of an interview, come to find out that this reporter had bought one of her designs on a t-shirt at Giselle Argueta’s Bizaar Navideño last year. Small world! Or small Panama, shall I say?
When asked about the new “surf + art + food” location at Paki Point, the couple had this to say:
“It’s magical because it unites all the things we like; art, the sea, and good food…and hammocks. Hammocks are very important.”
Yes, hammocks are important in the tropics, but even more important at Paki Point is art. That’s why the young artist couple didn’t hesitate in accepting the invitation to bring their talents to Bocas del Toro. After all, with tourists constantly coming from all over the world, it’s a place for artists to gain international exposure.
Camila and Alex are as professional, passionate and imaginative as they come and it’s amazing how quickly they are able to create these intricate designs. You can see more of their artwork immediately on the inter-webs. Just visit their webpages: Alexander Wtges.com and Latiendaderemedios.com or check for more pictures Facebook - Paki Point