< Nora Pilarte



I was born in Donostia – San Sebastián, in Spain on October 25, 1971.

My mother introduced me since I was a child in painting and art.

Although life took me in several directions, in the end I took the path to painting and drawing. Art prevailed.

I learned from the artist Iñaki Álvarez (Donostia, 1950) who taught me the basics of color, pattern, value, materials and how to work with my creativity.

I use water-color for small formats and usually use acrylic and oil paints for large formats. I like to mix different techniques in the same painting.
My strength is my adaptabily.


I learned at the Catalina de Erauso Art Club in Donostia.

My first exhibition was in October 2022 at the Juan Sebastian Bar in San Sebastian and from there, in May 2023, I had two exhibitions at the Léna restaurants in Manhattan, New York City.

I am one of the members of the Bormano Art group together with the painter María Castilla and the sculptor Borja Jiménez.

I am the author of the book “Donostia – San Sebastian and its guilds” (2021) edition in spanish and in basque language.


I like painting what I have in my imagination. Something that can come from an experience I have lived, a person or a moment.
But I try to be free about my thougts and when I paint I let my mind apart and let my body speaking.
The process can be short or not, depending of the result in the paper or the canvas. I look at the painting and I decide to go far away or not.
The process is the most important think for me.
I like black or colors or forms to be balanced or in harmony in the space.