Marilyn Nicanor owner
I am the owner of Rays of Sol. It was always a dream of mine to own a sauna and have a space for my artwork. I love art so I wanted a space where I could have two things that I love. I enjoy sitting in saunas and would create one at home using steam from my hot bath and the vents that blow heat in my bathroom. I am a self taught artist and have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I’ve drawn people since I was 6 years old, I use to sit in the kitchen and draw any company my mother had over. I loved to capture people’s expressions on paper and capture the true essence of the person I am drawing. I’ve used my art as a way to heal and express my emotions on paper. I also have a passion for music, I started playing the violin when I was 9, and I am currently enrolled at UWEC to advance my career in Art and Music. Another dream of mine is to help people heal with music. I have pain in my body from a car accident that occurred years ago and I’ve tried to heal. I use music, reiki, and the infrared for my healing. When I created Rays of Sol I wanted to help people heal. I want people to be able to look at the beautiful art while sitting in the sauna and enjoy art the art that continues to heal me. The name Rays of Sol was inspired by my latino back round. Sol means sun in Spanish and I want people to think of the sun when thinking of the Infrared Sauna. I also wanted to include my name in my business since I am named after both my grandmothers. Nicanor is my grandmother who had passed away years ago. After quitting my art for so long since I didn’t think I could make a living, I had felt inspired to draw a portrait of her. It was then when I realized art was my passion and I wanted to do something that I love and made me feel good. I hope everyone can benefit from Rays of Sol with the healing from the art, sauna, and reiki.