Inspired by flora and fauna of my native Panama, like all children, I began my drawing adventure at the age of 3; however, I loved it so much that I kept drawing. My dabbling in Children's Book Illustration started in '99 and spanned over 20 years. Throughout this time, I had the pleasure to meet artists from various mediums and participate alongside them in charity art auctions for child advocacy and support for cancer patients and their families. Standing here in front of you and looking toward the future,  I would love to color, connect and share compassion using my knowledge and skills in traditional and digital illustration and my love for languages with you and the child in your life. Come by and visit my courses and let's start drawing and coloring compassionately. 

Welcome to my world

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Awards & Shows

Slideluck Potshow 2009

Slideshow of the work of various artists. Mixed media.

Arco Chato, Panama

Honorable Mention in Design, “Corporate Logo Series.” 1997

17th Annual ADDY Awards Student Show

Lafayette, LA, U.S.A.
 

Honorable Mention in Design, “Existential Book Covers.” 1997

Arts Directors Club of Houston - Student Show

Houston, TX, U.S.A.

Guest Speaker

Speaker 1st Round Table on Women & Culture 2006

Casa Gongora Cultural Center

Invited as one of the guest speakers for International Women’s Day, representing Piggy Press Books, to partake in a women’s roundtable, discussing the role of women in art and culture in the Republic of Panama. This event took place in Casa Góngora. Sponsored by the Panama City Mayor’s Office.

Panama City, Panama

 

Speaker Hispanic Heritage Month Program 2003

 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of Houston 

Invited as one of the guest speakers regarding bilingual children’s book literature in English and Spanish.

Houston, TX, U.S.A.

 

Scholarship

Latin American Editors Regional Workshop 2005

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Sponsors: UNESCO El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura/The United Nations Program for Education, Science, and Culture. CAPALI La Cámara Panameña del Libro/The Panamanian Chamber of Literature. AECI-La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional/The Spanish Bureau for International Cooperation. CERLALC-El Centro Regional Para El Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe/The Regional Center for the Encouragement of Reading in Latin America and the Caribbean.