Artistas | Mexico | Living in Mexico


People come to San Miguel to study art.

Here are some young Mexican students at the Plaza Civil sketching the heroic statue of General Ignacio Allende on his charger. They want careers as artists, to support themselves as artists.


Norteamericanas fly down from LA or Greenwitch, CT for art study tours.


They have better gear. Their easels cost more than a Mexican student's budget for an entire semester at the Instituto Allende. Their tours cost more than the annual income of an average Mexican. In a week they'll go back to LA or Greenwitch, CT and resume their shopping careers.

One of the Mexican students may become a prominent artist. Neither of these women will. But at least they'll show us more leg.