I was born in Habana, Cuba and at the age of 8, my parents sent me to the US alone to avoid indoctrination in Russia to communism. I was part of 14,000 children that arrived in Miami and were sent to orphanages or foster care. It was in the orphanage that I developed my love for art. I would draw pictures to send to my parents to let them know that I was ok. I learned that through my art I was able to bring peace and joy to my parents. My mom still has some of these pictures. I was reunited with my parents about a year later. After high school, I wanted to go to art school but I wanted to help my parents so I went to secretarial school and went into the business world where I climbed the corporate letter and became very successful. My love for art was always there. I am a self-taught artist that has worked in many mediums. In the last 10 years, I have been creating and perfecting the pouring process with Pebeo paints. I have exhibited in Spectrum and Red Dot in Miami, New York Expo, SOFA in Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, and the Hamptons. I have been published in several art magazines and represented by several galleries.
My primary influences have been nature, music, and the movement I perceive in them. I am able through my art to transport my viewers to see and feel wonder and awe in my art.
Being born on a Caribbean Island, I am drawn to the beautiful sunsets/sunrises along with the crystal clear colors of turquoise, emerald, and blues reflected in the water. I love how the water caresses the sand as it reached the shore. You will see in many of my pieces the contrast of these colors. There is so much beauty that surrounds us that needs to be captured. My pouring process has evolved through the years where I can create layers that give my pieces a 3D effect. My colors are blended to provide depth to the pieces. It is fascinating to see the movement created in my pieces. This is what I love about my work and the emotions people feel when they see my art. The best compliment I have received from my collectors is that they see and feel exactly what I am trying to convey through my art.