Visual Art: Painter
I was born in Rhode Island and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1993 I graduated from Universidad de Puerto Rico with a BA in Environmental Design. That same year I moved to Tampa Bay. In 2002 moved to Chicago where my interest in art began. I moved back to Tampa bay in 2008 and started putting my ideas on canvas. My college degree provided me with a clear understanding of composition, balance, color and texture. However, it wasn’t till 2008 when I began to explore combining these basics with acrylics on canvas. I chose acrylics because they provide a good foundation to build up different textures and create a three dimensional effect. I enjoy many different themes but mostly textured abstract paintings. In 2012 I was awarded with the 1st place at the Strawberry Festival Art Show and 2013 2nd place. I am currently a member of the East Hillsborough Art Guild. Painting has become my passion. I hope you enjoy the following selections of my body of work.
Highlights & Achievements: We all have a personality, experiences and see life in different light. Art has given me an opportunity to explore a different side of me, one without limits and an opportunity for personal growth. I intuitively combine my point of view with my Architectural background to create a composition that tells a story, express my feelings at a particular time of my life or, is simply driven by an abstract idea. My creative process is very free styled. Inspiration to me comes at any time and having fun with it is a big part of the development of a theme. Once in front of the canvas I see opportunities that lead to that free style. The use of acrylics and wood on canvas sparked my interest but most of my body of work is acrylic on canvas over a hard board. I combine various textures and bright colors deliver a unique viewing experience. Last but not least I believe original art should not be reserved only for the elite so I try to keep my pieces accessible to those who like it. They all include a frame chosen by me to finish the composition and provide an additional value. Participant of “The Big Gay Art Show” benefitting “Metro Wellness And Community Center” in St Petersburg Florida June 2012