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press: the painter and his island

Without the small island that magnetizes it and, in fact, gives it its name, La Peñita de Xaltemba would be only the last and unwashed link in a chain that includes Sayulita, San Pancho and Lo de Marcos: Nayarit beaches that as they diminish in size grow in charm, until they reach La Peñita and its island, that final point of jungle color, that mark that divides the horizon in two and constantly reeducates the gaze. For a painter, the magisterium of the island is ideal, not only for its surprising variation of colors but also for its referential value, its location in space and, later, on the canvas, although its presence is only guessed at.