As a visual artist it is very difficult for me to express myself other than through painting. After almost 50 years of painting, I arrived at the conclusion that the creative process of painting is more important to me than any other aspect of my work.
Painting is my life. When I was a child I was painting. My first contact with the art world was as an apprentice of a sculptor. Her name was Mercedes Gutierrez Sandino and at the time we were making small saints in plaster. She helped me get into the fine arts school where I met master Penalba. Next I was an art student. It was 1960, and I was in Managua, Nicaragua. In 1967 I moved to Costa Rica, the county of my birth.
I traveled to Spain and to France , and I spent 15 years in Europe. I returned to Costa Rica and moved first to Miami, and then to New York in1989. I have a BA from Queens College and an MFA from Brooklyn College.