"Painting has brought me back to life and forces me to look inside myself."
"I was born on 26 April, 1939, and I'm a self-taught artist. I have dedicated my life to my work since I was 17 years of age. I have worked in Lima, Guatemala, Uruguay and Italy, and I've been fortunate to appreciate art in all of its dimensions, especially in Italy.
"I have always had an artistic inclination, but I always lacked the time to take courses. Then, after battling cancer, I left my work following doctors' suggestions, which meant I finally had the time to paint. After experimenting several trials, I finally painted a composition that I enjoyed doing, and that made me proud. I understood I needed to perfect my skills, so I'm continuously making an effort to improve. Painting has brought me back to life and forces me to look inside myself.
"My style of painting is an abstract pictorial representation featuring clean lines and usually warm colors. I've been fully dedicated to this art since 2006, but the passion has been with me ever since I can remember.
"My motivation to paint comes from the belief that I can express in each piece of canvas feelings that evoke pleasure upon seeing my work. I am interested in conveying the happiness of art, a sense of pleasure, and a message.
"I remember that when I first started, I had no idea about techniques or materials, and I made many mistakes. But I kept reading and learning and that's how I perfected my style and I constantly look to improve my skills. It gives me great pleasure to know others like my work.
"The biggest challenge I have had to overcome was in Italy, when I was working there and I was diagnosed with cancer. I thought my life was ending. My children were small and my wife Gloria Crovetto [a Novica featured artist] gave me her full support to face this illness. I managed to beat it with her help, the doctors and by the grace of God. It was a difficult experience and a hard lesson in life.
"To Novica customers I'd like to say that I hope you feel what I wish to transmit through my art. I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoyed making them."
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