Born July 13, 1945, in Colorado Springs, Colorado
I am a citizen of the United States, and a Puerto Rican by marriage, parenthood, and 54 years of residence on the Island.
I work in acrylic and watercolor. I choose subjects that talk to me in my surroundings. Recently, I have enjoyed creating large-format acrylic abstracts.
I create to improve my observation of my environment and to satisfy a need to express my observations in concrete form. I studied psychology and counseling as a graduate and undergraduate and worked in this field for 60 years. When I retired, I felt a need to express my feelings and thoughts through art. I took workshop classes with Barbara Pecce and Ramon Velasquez at the Puerto Rican Art Museum. I enjoy YouTube instruction. I have only entered one juried exhibition and I won First Prize for one of my watercolors.
I give my creations to friends and family and have sold only one painting during a fundraiser. Painting and drawing are a time for me. I do not foresee a commercial or financial path to my work. It is mine and it is hard for me to part with paintings that are a part of me. I do enjoy seeing them on the walls of my family. I feel they have a part of me in their homes and that these paintings will help my children and grandchildren keep me close over the miles.