"My primary influences have been nature and music and the movement I perceive in them. I am able to share with my viewers my feelings of wonder and awe."
“In December 1961, I arrived in Miami, Florida at the age of 8 fleeing from the Castro Regime that was going to send the children to be indoctrinated in Russia. My parents put me on a plane by myself because they rather see me live in freedom than be part of communism. I was part of 14,000 children that left Cuba between 1960 and 1962. We were known as the "Peter Pan Children". Shortly after arriving in Miami, I was sent to an orphanage in Davenport, Iowa. This is where my love for art began. Since I did not speak English I would express myself in the pictures I drew. In 1962, I was reunited with my parents.
My career did not bring me into the art world but I continued to paint every chance I had. I am a Business Executive for a large Brokerage firm. In the last 8 years, I have been exhibiting in art festivals, such as Spectrum Miami, Art Expo NY, The Hamptons, and Chicago. This year I was to exhibit in Lisbon and Venice but due to COVID 19 it as been postponed along with other exhibitions. My work is in exhibition with a couple of galleries."
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