Meet MJ of MJ Lindo Art

Buenos Dias readers! Today, I would like to introduce to you, a new friend of mine, MJ Lindo. I stumbled across MJ a few months ago while browsing the #Latina on instagram. Now I usually browse hashtags that I can relate to, like my ethnicity, where i live, my favorite tv show, etc. Something that I find annoying is that more than often, when I use #Latina, I get waaaaay too much TNA, and not enough art, culture, food, photography, etc. Anyways, I was SO pleased to have stumbled into MJ! Truly a blessing to find her and her work, there is something so raw and sincere about the women  she draws. 
MJ is from the Bay Area, USA. She is a lover of tattoos, graffitti, and most things art related. We’ve done a brief interview, presented below. Hope you enjoy and most importantly, are inspired by her words and amazing art.

N: What inspires you?
MJ: Too much! Hahaha…I’m mostly inspired by culture though.

N: Have you always been this good at drawing and painting? Like a natural born talent,or have you practiced to perfect your art?
MJ: I’m consistently trying to improve but I don’t remember ever not doing some type of art. I’ve moved around a lot so art is something that I’ve been able to keep with me.

N: Can you explain the symbolism in your art?
MJ: Symbolism in my art is different for each viewer. People see things in my art that I never see, I just let people take what they want from my work.

N: Can you describe the women you paint, where do their emotions come from?Son historias reales or fiction?
MJ: The women I paint are mixture of women I know, look up to, or just stories I want to translate into some thing I can understand.

N: Where do you see yourself in five years?
MJ: It’s hard for me to think that far in advance…hopefully I’ll still have my arms so still painting hopefully!

N: Any words of advice/tips for people who want to express their creativity, but don’t know how?
MJ: I am the worst advice giver…I guess I would suggest experimenting with different mediums until something sticks.

MJ is going to give one lucky Nina on the Moon reader, a giclee print of the illustration pictured below! 🙂

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  • Reply Ruthy

    She has such beautiful paintings. I love the way she captures women in those paintings.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Lyosha

    awesome art!

    Inside and Outside Blog

    April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Prerana

    grt post
    nd ma favourite movie is
    p.s i love you, titanic, what happened in vegas, sex and d city, nd many more 🙂

    April 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie)

    My favorite movie is Beaches!

    April 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply the creation of beauty is art.

    Oh my goodness, what gorgeous pieces of art! She is so talented!

    April 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Sofia Lascurain

    She’s so talented!
    xx s

    April 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply BellaVida Letty

    Wow, she is so talented. Her work is beautiful and amazing.

    April 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply lasophia

    Muy lindo, MJ. I had to ask my boyfriend if he knew her, if she was on of his ex-girlfriends. He said no, so I really like her now. haha.

    April 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Mónica C. Welton

    awesome work!!!!

    April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply EJC

    These works are STUNNING! wow talk about talent. Thank you for the sweet comment, I absolutely love your blog! Following you follow back please.


    April 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Vianca Mercedes

    WOW!!! WOW!!! Her work is absolutely amaizing… Im in love with her work. Thank You! So much for sharing her work with us.

    Vianca Mercedes

    April 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Giuliana

    Amazing and super inspirational photos! It’s nice to know you’re canadian.. I actually lived in Canada for some time (Vancouver and Toronto) and wish I could have stayed, I love Canada very much.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m now following your via Bloglovin’!


    April 3, 2012 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Elisabeth.

    Hi beautiful!! I follow u via google +, twitter and facebook ! (: Follow back?

    xx from

    April 3, 2012 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Natalia

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    April 3, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Natalia

    her work is great!!


    April 3, 2012 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Reptilia

    Really interesting interview! These draws are so creative!!


    April 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply KAT VALDEZ

    My fave movie is Titanic and Mean Girls! Haha 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Ana Gallo

    Me encanto su trabajo! Muy inspirador, siempre me ha gustado la pintura y las de ella son genniales! Soy de Aguascalientes, México, sobre la falda la compre en Zara, así como la mayoria de las prendas en mi closet jaja.. Saludos y gracias por visitar mi blog XX


    April 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Eva U

    Without hesitation my favorite movie is “The Count Of Monte Cristo”. It is a romantic drama, more importantly it captures intrigue, mystery, appeal and the acting by Jim Caviezel is exemplary. Synopsis of the film – GOOD always reigns victorious.

    eva marie urban

    April 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply megan

    My favorite movie is Dream Alittle Dream

    April 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Karlene S.

    love this! my favorite movie is definitely Donnie Darko 🙂

    April 4, 2012 at 6:26 am
  • Reply DreamyWeirdoo

    My favourite movie is “One Day”, it’s a very touching love story and one I would recommend for everyone.

    April 4, 2012 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Emma

    Love your artwork! Its amazing! My favorite movie is Tombstone, Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday woooo!

    April 4, 2012 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Joka

    I love old movies
    my faved movis is in ou\r translation, Somewhen and now
    its about 4 different girls who raise togerther 🙂

    April 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply thestyleflux

    Lovin the unique and extraordinary artwork! 😉

    Kaye Awatin

    April 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Francesca

    love this post and also your blog! It’s so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad 😀

    April 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Desiree @ Mano y Metal

    wow! I love her work!
    So awesome Nina bella the wonderful latinas you feature!

    April 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply melitta

    awesome work, I’m so impressed!!!
    my fav movie is Dirty dancing 🙂

    April 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply M

    The art is fantastic! I love the spanish influence! My favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Nancy Rodriguez

    What wonderful prints…love the wolves.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Rude And Not Ginger

    One of my favourites is a campy movie-Jawbreaker. Love it & I love this artwork!

    April 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Arien Plutonidades

    Hi sweetie!
    I didn’t know her but she’s so talented!!
    I love the one with wolves!

    April 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply TopHat

    My favorite movie is Pixar’s Up!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

    April 5, 2012 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Maegan Morin

    My favorite movie is and will always be Selena 😀

    megnate at telus dot net

    April 5, 2012 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    Bucket List.

    April 5, 2012 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Rockstar by me

    buenos cuadros, todos son preciosos!


    April 5, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Amanda

    the notebook.

    April 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply beauty2glam

    Her paintings are amazing!!!

    April 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply she_buzz

    WOw, I love your work. And my name is Nina, too 🙂
    My favorite movie… hmm, hard to say, I’m from Balkans, and most of my favorite movies are local, but let’s say that I would be Hitckocks ‘The Rope’.

    April 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Bee W Bedard

    Love Beaches

    April 6, 2012 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Samantha Oh

    My favorite book is Pulp Fiction!
    John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel Jackson <3
    Its’ a must see!

    April 7, 2012 at 12:58 am
  • Reply Karen from Trendy Feeling.

    Me encantan las facciones de las mujeres que pintan, estan super definidas y que talento!!!
    Espero ganar =) My favorite movie is Black Swan!

    April 9, 2012 at 1:48 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    My favorite movie is eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

    April 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Sunnie

    These are beautiful pictues! I love Pulp fiction

    April 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Higgins

    I love Titanic =]

    April 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply HollyClayBuck

    My favorite movie is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can’t say how many times I’ve seen it but I cry every single stinking time.

    April 13, 2012 at 4:34 am
  • Reply Ashley Morrissey

    My favorite movies are Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton films!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

    April 13, 2012 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Shauna Wyspianski

    Not much of a movie person, but love the oldie dirty dancing, and also the childrens movie Coraline!

    April 14, 2012 at 3:44 am
  • Reply techgurl

    Tin Man

    April 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Kelynnma

    Monster Inc!!

    April 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Dana B.

    My favorite movie is FIDO. Best zombie movie ever, not scary at all. 🙂

    April 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Jeanette J

    My favorite movie is John Carpenter’s The Thing

    April 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Noe Ruiz

    Me parece que esta chica tiene mucho arte como si dice aquí en Sevilla!! me encantaría colgar todos sus cuadros en mi casa!!

    April 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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