January 4, 2018
By Humberto J. Rocha
DARIEN — A beacon of hope and guidance.
That’s what Maria Esther Magallanes, 52, feels when she sees a lighthouse, a structure she’s become fascinated with ever since her arrival in Darien more than a decade ago.
The Mexico City native meshes this New England charm with her Mexican roots, evidenced in a mural she painted for Building One Community, the immigration help center in Stamford formerly known as Neighbors Link Stamford.
Q: How long have you been painting for?
A: I’ve been painting for more than 20 years. I have a background in graphic design from the Ibero-American University in Mexico City and I’ve devoted myself to painting ever since.