Born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in Santa Monica, California. Attended Santa Monica College with a focus on Graphics Design and general art classes. Graduated with a Bachelors of Art degree from California State University, Fullerton. Attended art classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy with focus on landscape oil painting with Bob Hebenstreit and Deirdre Dyson. Also, trained in portrait drawing and painting with Carin Hebenstreit (www.carinhebenstreit.com). In 2003, began classes at the Powder Factory in Kings Mill (www.thepowderfactory.com), Cincinnati under the guidance of professional artist, Greg Storer (www.gregstorer.com). Continuing education in San Clemente California with prominent local artist Cynthia Grilli (www.cynthiagrilli.com) with a focus on Portrait painting.  Member of San Clemente Art Association and Danapoint Art Association.