The unexpected surprises I find in the watercolor medium 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, who was a Nebraskan Peace Corps volunteer at the time, I completed my second BA degree and MA degree in Spanish at UNL (University of Nebraska) at Kearney. We have two sons, Andrey and Diego who are engineers living in Kansas City and Seattle.
I received training in Art Education at UNL and Visual Creativity with Technology from the Pittsburgh Art Institute in Pennsylvania. I have been member of local art clubs and the State Art Association. I have won a number of awards at the local and state levels.
Over the years, my full time teaching jobs at the high school and college levels had been my priority over my hobby, however now that I am semi-retired, I’m making time to return to my 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 the inspirations for my work.
In addition to painting and drawing I enjoy reading, writing, photography, volunteering and traveling to other countries where I collect material for my artwork.