Born 1975 in Venezuela, I moved to the U.S. in 1983. Lived in Miami, FL until 2007 when I moved with my wife to southwest Ohio and now live in a small farm 45 minutes from Cincinnati, OH.
I'd have to say that I've always had an interests for art and I can remember being a small child and laying on the floor of the living room drawing the Jacks, Queens, and Kings of a deck of playing cards...as well as drawing the faces on currency. Art classes were a regular part of my life during junior high school and when I went on to high school I began to consider art as a positive direction in my life and chose to pursue it. I had several art pieces chosen for Scholastics art shows and when it came time to submit a portfolio to the Advanced Placement Board; I was one of only 2 student s in my class to receive the highest possible score. I applied to several art schools and was accepted to quite a few, but due too poor grades in other classes (another victim of south Florida's overcrowded school system), I was unable to secure a scholarship and had to go to the best school my hard working parents could afford. Luckily, I was accepted to New World School of the Arts in Miami and was able to receive and college level art education while paying community college prices...from which I later earned art grants to further my studies.
It has been sometime from those days and sadly, I began to produce less and less artwork, until I practically stopped altogether. During the course of several years I tried to pull out of an artist block that left me questioning if art was still a good course to follow in life, but you cant take the art out of an artist and when I moved to Ohio in 2007, I found a newly re-awakening of my desire to produce art. In the coming years I plan to return to those roots and open my eyes to all that art has to offer.
I have always had a strong interest in the human form and studied figure drawing whenever I could, but my tastes have matured a bit...like a child how expands his tastes in foods, and now find so many wonderful pieces of art in some many different genres.
History and politics are something I find fascinating and will surely be a part of my art process as world events shape our lives everyday.