Born in Cali, Colombia, my formative years were spent in the UK, Spain and France. My passion for art was fostered at an early age, ensuring I always had a medium for creative experimentation. It was during a summer in Florence at the age of 16, that I was first introduced to oil paint and pastels, where through drawings of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci and painting from real life, I was able to further develop my passion for the Arts.
After completing my A-levels in France, I decided to relocate to USA and studied Fine Arts at Penn State University. It was here that I developed a firm foundation in fine art and art history. While I was able to experiment with sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media, my passion always remained with painting and drawing.
Following this I have lived in New York, London and Paris, where I have been able to explore the wide variety of museums and galleries these cities have to offer.
In 2016 I spent a month in Florence, where I completed a Restoration of Paintings course
I am currently living in Tuixent, Spain.
I am being represented by Artok Gallery
Upcoming exhibition in Mexico, October 2017.
As a Colombian who has lived most of her life in Europe, I am fortunate enough to be able to draw on a variety of cultural traditions in terms of artistic expression. Having been born in a city located in the south-west of the country, famed for blending Andean and Afro-Caribbean cross-cultural traditions, I have always tried to couple this cultural and intellectual heritage to my more structured European education. I have been immensely inspired by travelling. Morocco and India have been a great influence on some of my artwork, whether by colour palette or subject matter.
I am a realist painter, working primarily from photographic references. I find inspiration in many subjects, whether it is figure, portrait, landscape or still life. My paintings and drawings are representational reflections of people, objects, or scenes that have caught my eye. Sometimes the attraction is purely aesthetic; the way light hits someone's skin or the dynamic energy of a crowd. Other times the subject has thematic or narrative significance that references personal experience.
Institute of Art and Restoration, Restoration of Paintings, September 2016
Palazzo Spinelli, Florence, Italy
Life drawing classes, November 2010 - March 2011
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Drawing, May 2008
Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
Institute of Art and Restoration, Painting and Drawing, August 2003
Palazzo Spinelli, Florence, Italy
Private collections in Spain, France, England, Italy, the United States, Canada, Colombia, India, Russia and Lebanon
Aux Petits Joueurs Restaurant, June - July 2011
School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, February 2008
Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
Luna Llena de Arte Exhibition, August 2015
Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza, Spain
Wimbledon Open Studios Art Show, May 2010
Wimbledon Art Studios, London, UK
Pre-selected for the Pastel Society Exhibition, 2017
Mall Galleries, London, UK
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2010
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Featured Artist, May 2011
Artist Assistant, January 2011 to April 2011
Sergio Ostroverhy, Paris, France
Gallery Intern, September 2008 to June 2009
Opera Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Gallery Intern & Assistant, June 2008 to June 2009
Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA