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Jared Enrique




I have returned to my roots with a fire inside to create. My art is inspired from life experiences and carries with it my deep emotional struggles. I grew up in Arizona and started painting at a young age. I am self taught and had minor success as a young artist living in San Francisco where I showed and sold my work. After life’s path took me to New England where I started a family, I landed in Pittsburgh as it was the hometown of my beloved wife (Kara Leo) who perished in the accident that would define my future.  Now, as a single father of two incredible boys I not only want to set the example for them but lift the SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) community I am now part of. Like Kara always said, “Share the Love.


How art and his young sons saved a man who lost so much in a tragic accident

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After losing his wife and being injured in a hiking accident in 2021, Quinteros has turned to art and his two sons for strength. Photos: Lucy Schaly/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS

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25 Portraits, Deborah Aschheim

Deborah Aschheim works with communities to create drawings and stories connecting people and places.  For the UPMC Mercy Pavilion commission, the artist spent 2022 getting to know UPMC Mercy Pavilion peer counselors, patients, caregivers, and providers. Through this engagement she created portraits of members of UPMC’s dynamic vision and rehabilitation community. 

Jared Quinteros lost his beloved wife, Kara Leo, in a hiking accident that also resulted in his own spinal cord injury. He turned to art as a creative outlet to deal with his grief.


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