Artist Statement

I am of Cuban American Italian Origin, born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Miami, Florida. I have received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting and a Master’s of Art Education from Florida International University.

As a figurative artist, I work in a variety of mediums. My current body of work is done in silverpoint- a medium that is historical and permanent. My goal is to bring an ancient Renaissance form of drawing to the contemporary platform. It is a series based on the magical quintessence of Nature which is the crucible of the equilibrium. There is only Thirty five percent of the Wilderness left on our ailing planet today. Without nature where would we stand; separated from a stream of water, a sunset, the call of the Mayan. I want the viewer to be enthralled by the beauty and be forced to succumb to the mindfulness of the scene. A Romantic scene urging us to reflect to view the balance of ecosystems and its beautiful biodiversity of the natural world entwined with humanity. My wish for the viewer to reflect upon the harmony of our coexistence.