About


I am a painter and pencil portrait artist. I was born in Ecuador and grew up in New York. Growing up in an artistic family helped inspire my creativity. I studied studio art with a specialization in drawing and painting from Loyola University Chicago. 

My focus lies on fine art oil paintings and commissioned paintings that are made in a traditional method based on the old master techniques. My artwork also incorporates surrealistic and symbolic qualities. Nature has played a vital role in my creative expression. I include dream like mountains and forests to not only express my connection to nature but also to convey my inner battles and inner strength.

I currently reside in Boston, MA with my high school sweetheart, son Mathias, and cuddly dog Sofi. My works have been enjoyed by collectors all over the world and I've been honored to be featured on People.com.

Statement of Purpose:
My artwork is autobiographical. It is deeply personal and filled with symbolic elements to convey my life.  I interpret my ideas with nature and the female figure.  I usually place the figure facing away in the painting. This allows the viewer to place themselves in the painting. I want the spectator to examine my art and conclude their vision through their own eyes. It is extremely fascinating to me that everyone sees what they want to see depending on their past experiences and knowledge.The figures are implemented with great care and detail and are usually placed in a dreamy landscape. Most of my paintings capture the natural elements and a figure morphing into one another.  This reflects the harmony between human and nature. Viewed as part of one another, the figure and nature create one whole dream. The dreamy effect is enhanced with psychologically calming colors, various shades of blue, with green and turquoise. These colors produce tranquility and peace. I am truly grateful for having the opportunity to convey my thoughts onto others through my work.


“Paintings that speak to people and have strong emotional and evocative qualities raise them to the level of greatness.” – Edward Jonas, the Vice Chair of the Portrait Society of America.

Education
B.S., Psychology, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, Loyola University Chicago
Exhibitions
2017 – Spaces, Newbury Street, Boston, MA
2016 – Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Chicago, IL
2015 – Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, Chicago, IL
2014 – Mundelein Center, Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Urban Brain and Body, Chicago, IL
2012 – Spectrum, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
2011 – Left Overs 2011, Renditions, Tallahassee, Fl; Le Juillet Salon 2011, Renditions, Tallahassee, Fl
2010 – Annual student art exhibit, The Fine Art Gallery, Tallahassee, Fl; Art on Another Level, Tallahassee, Fl; Railroad Square, charity event for the Haiti Relief and the American Red Cross, Fl
2009 – 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Fl ; Renditions, Tallahassee, Fl

Publications
2015 – Parent Resource Book for CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools), IL
2014 – People.com, Get the Look: Lauren Conrad’s Chic Home Office; Women of Color Journal, Chicago IL
2011 – The Eyrie Magazine, Tallahassee, Fl
2010 – Red Door Magazine, 6th Issue, NY
1996 – The News Times, NY

Fundraisers
2017 – Global Conservation Force
2016 – Chicago Legal Clinic’s 35th Anniversary Awards Banquet
2014, 2015, 2016 – Project Ecuador Fundraiser Gala; United Corridors A.C. Fundraiser