Giselle Ibarra, better known as Sincerely Art or Sin for short is a 24 year old San Diego based self taught surrealist artist, business owner and mother to a 4 year old boy. Sin grew up in Tijuana, Baja California. Growing up in a challenging environment was motivation for her father to seek citizenship to provide better stability for his children. At the age of 5 years old, Sin and her family moved to the United States. Sin is the second oldest child of 4. Her artistic traits come from her fathers side. She is the only person in her family who paints. Sin specializes in acrylic painting and officially started her business from her art back in 2018. A true entrepreneur - being the first in her family to hold the success of becoming the CEO to her own company. As a Pisces Sin is moved by her own expereinces, the world around her and expresses those emotions through her work.
“Art to me is my form of freedom. I was always one of those people in life who was a little more lost than others. Growing up was difficult, i was raised in an immigrant family of 6 who was always barely surviving. I think i take a lot of drive from that, i feel that i owe it to my roots to be the greatest in what i’m doing - especially as a young mother. My ambition is to pave the way for the extension of me. Through this journey i have had the success of becoming the first CEO in my family. Done various art shows in the United States as well as held my very own art exhibition. I seek to be known on a global state. My paintings are strong reflections of my emotions/situations i go through that have molded the person i am today. Art to me is my voice, my passion and my power. I have found strength and faith through paint, it’s the way my soul feels nourished. The struggles i have faced and face drive me into creating timeless glimpses of peace on a canvas. My goal is to turn all gray shades in my life into vibrant ones. I feel as an artist that we are all on this earth truly looking for one thing: to connect... i want people to feel that when they see my art. My goal is to make whoever looks at my work... feel something.”
Sin is currently a full time mom/artist/business woman. "It's been a hard journey.. I started painting in 2016.. around the same time I had my son. Back then I didn't really think much of it, all I knew then was my post-partum depression and my seed, which really shifted me as a woman. I started picking up the brush to bring more clarity to my situation - but never with the intent of being where I am today. I was just looking for an outlet. Before my son I was always seeking things that would bring me thrill but never fill me. I think I grew up feeling very empty.. motherhood healed that part of me yet also amplified it. It also completely saved me. Tapping in to art only came from my transition as a mom because I knew I couldn't run back to doing things that were unhealthy. My son kept me grounded in many ways and still does. That is the root of where painting started slowly transitioning my life."
Sin has been painting since 2016, but her entrepreneurship didn't bloom until 2018. The first product she ever launched were stickers and from there she decided to look into making more with her art. She has now accomplished turning her work into pillows, phone cases, tapestries, clothing and much more. Her plan is to keep growing and building until she is eventually doing tours and opening galleries world wide. "It is important to sustain the things that fill you up inside. Art to me will forever be something i'm growing into.. well.. because I am self taught and because this is what I was meant to do with my time here on this Earth. I really just want to inspire. I want people to know that they aren't alone, that beautiful things can be brought out from dark places. I just want people to feel like it doesn't matter where you are in life, where you came from.. you CAN too. I want to touch the lives of everyone who sees the pieces I paint."