Saturday, February 10, 2018

Vietnam Veteran Artist Roberto Gutierrez Brushes Fight PTSD

Art of Marine veteran who paints as therapy on exhibit in Lincoln Heights
ABC 7 News
By George Pennacchio
Friday, February 09, 2018
"I continue to seek help. I've tried the kitchen sink. I've tried hypnosis. I've tried traditional therapy. I've tried Qigong. I've tried Tai Chi. Whatever works!" 
Roberto Gutierrez
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Artist Roberto Gutierrez says color is in his DNA.
He expresses that in his paintings, after having lived through the darkness of war.

"It's my soother for PTSD. Still going through that," said Gutierrez. "Never will get rid of it but it's better."

For more than 40 years, Gutierrez has been painting away the pain of the Vietnam War.

The U.S. Marine veteran is among just a few members of his platoon who made it home alive.

Today, Gutierrez is a distinguished artist known for painting Los Angeles landscapes.

His current exhibit at Plaza de la Raza also celebrates landscapes from New York and Paris.
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