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I was into a white-collar family born in a small town in Puerto Rico.   As a child I enjoyed painting but I never received any art training.  In 1978 I moved to New York City where I now live. I was one of the first in my immediate family to attend the University of Puerto Rico where I graduated with a master's degree in counseling. Later on I attended Fordham University in NYC where I earned a Ph.D. in psychology. While my career is as a psychotherapist, I find great pleasure in painting in my free time. I am a psychotherapist in private practice since 1988 in NYC. 

Since my early years I always kept thinking that I wanted to do some painting. Through many years I visited museums, enjoyed art exhibits, and read biographies of painters, but the desire to paint was always in the back of my mind. It was not until 2008 while going through a very difficult time in my life that I decided to start painting as a distraction and to do what I always wanted to do. 

I am a self-taught artist. My art is about exploring different subjects depicting the human condition, social, and political issues, and sometimes just creating images. My paintings are about life, social issues, childhood and people; to put it simple, they are about human concerns. I did not have any art training;  nor did I feel inclined to take any classes Now, six years later I am totally invested in this passion. When I start painting, sometimes a photograph gives me a start, and then ideas start flowing. Many times I struggle and sometimes it comes easily, sometimes the painting takes over and I am not sure where I am headed to. Every painting is a new challenge.  I get great pleasure from creating and having others enjoy my work.”

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