The unexpected surprises watercolor medium offers have been an exciting adventure to pursue. I was born in Quito, Ecuador and graduated with BA degree in English as a Foreign Language at Central University of Quito, the capital. Upon my arrival to the United States with my husband, a Nebraskan Peace Corps volunteer, I completed my BA and MA degrees in Spanish at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. We have two sons, Andrey and Diego who are engineers living in Kansas City and Seattle.
Middle School endorsements and art courses at the University of Nebraska enabled me to teach Elementary Art at the Public School in addition to my other job as Spanish teacher at St. Mary’s High School, in O’Neill, Nebraska. I received training in Visual Creativity with Technology from the Pittsburgh Art Institute in Pennsylvania. In O’Neill, I joined local art clubs and the State Art Association. I won a number of “Best of Show” at the local level and honor awards at the state level.
My full time teaching jobs had been my priority in O’Neill and in Omaha over the years, however now that I have retired, and with a part time job as Spanish Adjunct Instructor at Metro Community College, I find time to return to watercolor painting.
Different watercolor styles have shaped my own approach to this medium. A special corner, an unusual view, a sudden feeling, a captured emotion, a treasured moment, an instant sentiment or dreams in general have been my inspirations for my work. Through the colors in my paintings, I intend to engage the viewer with an instant emotional response.
In addition to painting and drawing I enjoy reading, writing, photography, and traveling to other countries where I collect material for my paintings.