As an abstract expressionist artist, I paint intuitively. For me, intuitive painting is kind of like going on a trip with vague plans—or maybe no plans at all. I’m deeply inspired by music, but sometimes I paint without it, dancing to my own song as I place colors and lines on the canvas. Whether I paint abstracts, florals, or people, each painting merges my experiences and memories, and it’s all in response to the beauty I see. I’m often asked how long it takes me to complete a painting, to which I respond, “All my life!” And the journey is pure adventure!

My upbringing was full of adventure, too, with my childhood split between two distinct and influential cultures. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, I moved to rural Missouri as a girl, from the city to the country. Even though I’ve now spent most of my life in the United States, I still feel strong ties to Hispanic culture, and I attribute my love of color to my Spanish heritage: My paintings have been described as bold, lively, and vivid, with a complexity of layers

Setting out on yet another adventure, I took a leap of faith in 2009, when I resigned my position as an art teacher to pursue my dream of becoming a working artist. Since then, I’ve sold more than 800 paintings online and through local venues. Today, when I’m not painting in my home studio here in the beautiful Ozarks, I’m enjoying the simple, everyday aspects of life as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend—and I’m so very thankful for the support that enables me to continue to use my talent to create and give back.


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