Bio

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My fascination with color started from the moment I first opened my eyes. I was born in Puerto Rico, an island full of color, history and inspiration. As the daughter of an architect, art came as a natural process. Big sheets of paper, crayons, markers, pencils, and pens were always at hand. Starting at a very young age I took art lessons in a variety of media.

Even with hiatuses along the way, my fascination with art continues until this day. I find art very therapeutic and healing. I enjoy all styles of art as a form of self-expression and freedom. I hope you enjoy it too.

Browse the different galleries and feel free to use the contact form to request more information.

Education

  • Self-taught artist.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Brushstrokes of Hispanic Heritage (2007)
    Jan and Gary Dario Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida.
  • Palm Beach Watercolor Society: 23rd Anniversary Open Juried Exhibition. (2006)
    Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida.
  • Wellington Art Society Juried Spring Exhibit. (2006 & 2007)
    Art of Life Gallery, Wellington, Florida.
  • Central Florida Watercolor Society: Annual Juried Member Show (2016)
    SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida (2 paintings juried in by juror Janet King)
  • PEOPLE: Art with People in it (2016)
    Barefoot Spa, Orlando, Florida
  • H2Show! (2016) CityArts Factory, Orlando, Florida
  • Our Beautiful Earth (April 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • Of Inspiration and Influence (May 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • Top Choice (June-July 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • TRAVEL: Are we There Yet? (2016) Barefoot Spa, Orlando, Florida
  • Wings (August 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • Hispanic Heritage Exhibition (2016) Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, Florida (3 paintings juried in)
  • Disarm Hate (August 2016) The Falcon, Orlando, Florida
  • Osceola Arts Celebrating Hispanic Artists and Culture: Juried Art Show (2016) Kissimmee, Florida
  • The Great Outdoors (September 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • Boarded Up 5 (2016) CityArts Factory, Orlando, Florida
  • 45th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition (2016) College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, Ocala, Florida ("Simply Valeria" juried by juror Ted Nuttall)
  • Immersed (2016) CityArts Factory, Orlando, Florida
  • The Human Condition (October 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden Florida
  • In Celebration of Citrus (2016) Winter Garden City Hall, Florida
  • The Gift of Art (November-December 2016) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • 2017 Florida Watercolor Society Online Show ("And though she be but little, she is fierce" juried by juror Ron Thurston)
  • Central Florida Watercolor Society: Annual Juried Member Show (2017)
    SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida (painting juried in by juror Jaimie Cordero)
  • Osceola Arts Juried Show (2017), Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Creativa Juried Show (2017), Osceola Arts, Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Top Choice (June-July 2017) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida
  • Go with the Flow (August 2017) SOBO Art Gallery, Winter Garden, Florida (featured artist)
  • Orlando City Hall Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit (2017) Orlando, Florida
  • Kissimmee City Hall Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit (2017) Kissimmee, Florida
  • Latin Jazz & Art Festival (2017) City of Casselberry, Florida
  • Cultura de Color (2017) Baterby's Art Gallery, Winter Park, Florida
  • Solo Show (September 2017) Avalon Realty Group, Orlando, Florida

Awards

  • Capilla del Cristo II - First place "Fine Art Under Glass" category, Wellington Art Society Annual Juried Spring Exhibition (2007)
  • Little Blue Wrens - Honorable Mention, Turner Watercolor Spring Painting Contest (2013) 
  • Accordion Player - First place, Martin F./Weber Summer Facebook Art Contest (2013)
  • Mangoes - First place "Associate" category, Oil Pastel Society Online Art Show "Journey 2013" (2013) 
  • Baby Birds - Honorable Mention, Lukas Winter Painting Contest (2015)
  • Water Lilies - Honorable Mention, Charvin Winter Painting Contest (2015)
  • White Horse - Honorable Mention, SOHO Spring Painting Contest (2015)
  • Serene - Honorable Mention, SOHO Spring Painting Contest (2015)
  • Lost - Second place, 2nd Annual Lifestyle Magazine Art Contest (2016)
  • Fairies in the Garden - Honorable Mention, Turner Watercolor Spring Painting Contest (2016)
  • Little Lives - Honorable Mention, Mungyo Gallery Pastels Summer Painting Contest (2016)
  • Drowning Thoughts - Honorable Mention, Women in the Arts Competition, Orlando, FL (2017)
  • Underwater Whispers - Top 3 Winner, Green for All, A Future to Fight for Art Contest (2017)
  • Mini Frida - Award of Distinction, Osceola Arts Historias Art Show (2017)

Publications

  • Featured artist in the 2014 Fredrix catalog
  • Serene - cover of Jerry's Artarama Summer (June 2016) catalog

Collections

  • Private collectors in United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe and New Zealand.