I was born and raised in The Dominican Republic where I lived until I was in my early 20s. From a very young age I was drawn to Art, and loved drawing and painting from my imagination. I began my formal training in drawing at the age of ten, and after finishing high school went to study at Altos de Chavon, an Art School in the Dominican Republic affiliated to Parsons School of Design in New York. In 1992, I moved to the United States, and lived in Florida for 3 years before moving to New York City in 1995 to continue my Art studies at Parsons School of Design where I graduated with a BFA in Illustration, and completed one year of study towards an MFA in Design and Technology.
I briefly worked as an Editorial Illustrator in the Dominican Republic, and more extensively as a Graphic Designer in New York until 2006 when I began to work as a teaching Artist after volunteering in my son's art classes, and discovered that I loved sharing and doing art with children. Around the same time, I also went back to painting and started to take Clay classes, and a few years later I began to teach Clay sculpture and hand-building for Clay Art Center in Elementary School settings throughout Westchester County. I have also worked for ArtsWestchester teaching Clay Art/Curriculum integration residencies in elementary schools.
I currently work for One River School of Art, Community Change, and Lehman College Art Gallery teaching Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media Art. This spring 2018, I will be teaching Kids workshops at The Newburger Museum.
In my personal work I have concentrated on Painting and Printmaking, and I’m working towards my MFA at Lehman College.
Click on this link to see some of my student’s work.