Postcard Fundraiser

This coming Thursday 9/26 I will be participating in a fundraiser organized by the New Haven Paint and Clay Club and the Ely Center for Contemporary Center. In the 119 years that the club has been active It is the first time we are having an event like this. Artists have donated hundreds of 5x7" works of art that will be auctioned at only $20 each, including two of mine. So if you want to come support the arts and snatch a few pieces at this bargain price please join me on Thursday. The NHP&CC has been supporting the Arts in New Haven and adjacent areas for more than a century and we are truly excited for this event that will surely become a great opportunity to keep building our art community. There is a cover fee of $5

Hope to see you there!


Roundtable discussion at the New Haven Museum

I am honored to be included in this roundtable. Admission free and all are welcome. Hope to see some familiar faces in the crowd.

What does it mean to be a woman artist working in New Haven, both today and in the past? Join the New Haven Museum for a roundtable discussion about women in the arts in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Capturing Life and Beauty: Women Artists of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, on view through July 27, 2019. 

Join us as dynamic women artists explore gender, identity, history, arts activism, and community in the art world today - and examine the challenges women have faced along the way - during a lively panel discussion on women in the arts. Leading the conversation will be Tanya Phrt, guest curator of “Capturing Life and Beauty: Women Artists of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club” and Luciana McClure, artist and founding organizer of the art collective, Nasty Women Connecticut.

The panel which included Evie Lindemann, Rashmi Talpade, Dolores Gall, Alfonsina Betancourt, Junes Webster and Jennifer Rae, will address questions such as what makes the region’s arts community special, and where we need growth and change? Admission is free

#womenartists #nhw #newhaven #community #collaboration #voices #artpanel #nharts #nhp&cc @newhavenmuseum @nastywomenconnecticut


114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510


Abend Gallery - In bloom exhibition

I am proud to announce my painting “Three Generations” (oil on canvas, 18x36) will be part of an online floral exhibition organized by Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. What better way to honor Mother’s day than giving flowers that will last a lifetime? For more information you can contact the gallery at

You can see the show here

“Three generations” oil on canvas 18x36”

“Three generations” oil on canvas 18x36”

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

I am beyond excited to announce that my painting “The Designer” (oil on panel, 18x24”) a portrait of my beautiful sister-in-law will be part of Painting the Figure Now 2019, a show organized by Didi Menendez from Poets and Artists and curated by David Hummer at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wausau, Wisconsin. The show includes paintings by several wonderful artist from around the world and I am very honored to be in such a prestigious location in wonderful company. The show will be on view from July 9 to September 28, 2019. More information coming soon.

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New Haven Museum

I am very proud to announce that my painting “Mother’s Day” (12x24, oil on aluminum) that was acquired by The New Haven Paint and Clay Club for its permanent collection, will be part of a historical exhibit at the New Haven Museum. Approximately 35 pieces from the Club's Permanent Collection, executed by women members, past and present , have been selected to be in a show at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. The show is titled, "Capturing Life and Beauty, Women Artists of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club." The show will run from March 28 - July 27. 
The opening will be on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 - 7 pm. Stop by and say hi while we kick off this great show.

Mother’s day, oil on aluminum, 12x24, New Haven Paint and Clay Club Permanent collection

Mother’s day, oil on aluminum, 12x24, New Haven Paint and Clay Club Permanent collection


Adorn me

I am really honored to be part of the online exhibit and publication “Adorn me” curated by Carol Hodes. Two of my paintings “When she blossoms, she os fire” and “Electric Karma” are among several other great paintings.

The publication is available as digital download at

or as a print book from at

The work is also available in ArtSy through Gallery at Zhou B Art Center.

Thanks Poets and Artists and Carol Hodes!

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Awards at Facetime

My painting “Garden’s Keeper” got an honorary awards and people choice’s award at Facetime: classical portraiture in the digital age, a juried show by the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Thanks to the judges and all the people that voted for my painting.

This is a portrait of my daughter, which makes it extra special.

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Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists

I am happy to announce that two of my paintings got juried into Face Time, Classic Portraiture in a Digital Age, a show presented by The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Greenwich Arts Council.

January 13 - February 7, 2019

Sunday January 13: Meet the Masters Gallery Walk 2-2:30

Sunday January 13: Reception & Live Demo 2:30 - 4pm

299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 . 

“The Garden’s Keeper” got an Honoray mention. Thanks to the judges.


117th Annual Juried Art Show of the NHP&CC

Very proud to be part of the 117th annual juried show of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club. Beautiful curated show by D. Samuel Quigley from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Out of my two paintings, “The Drummer” got the Lucille Davis Grimm Award. The show will be up until 6/2 at Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St, New Haven CT

Board of Directors

I am honored to announce that I was elected to the board of directors of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, one of the oldest art organizations in the country, founded in 1900 by graduates from the Yale School of Visual Arts. I am looking forward to helping the Club's mission of supporting and encouraging the Arts and its creators.

New Haven Paint and Clay Club member's show

My painting "Electric Karma" is part of the member's show at the John Slade Ely House in New Haven. I am really excited to be showing this piece. There will be a closing reception on 10/15 from 5 to 7pm. If you are in the area please come take a look at it. 


Best in Show award

I am honored to announce that my painting "La Chica de Humo" won Best in Show (Weiss sisters award) at the 115th annual juried New Haven Paint and Clay Club. This painting, 6ft tall, I made while still recovering from knee surgery and it was a challenging but also very rewarding piece. Please come to the opening on Friday May 13th, 2016 from 5 to 7pm at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven CT..  The show will run until June 10th.  

La chica de Humo, oil on canvas, 30x72"

Stamford Symphony

On Saturday March 12 I had the opportunity to help organize an event for Stamford Symphony before their Spanish Concert featuring Carmen. We had flamenco dance by Yohanna Escamilla, accompanied in the guitar by Val Ramos, tapas by Barcelona and I exhibited some of my Spanish inspired paintings. The event was a big, sold-out success and allowed me to show a series of my work among the Spanish culture I adore.


Painting at John Slade Ely House

I am proud to announce that my painting "Stroke" (Oil on canvas 36x60) will be part of the 114th Annual Juried Art Exhibition of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club. She show will until april 12, 2015 and the opening reception will be on Sunday March 22 from 2 to 5 pm.  Come down to see interesting paintings at this great location.  Some of my friends will be showing as well and I am very proud to be included in this crowd. 


Working in the studio

I love being in the studio. It is a refuge, an sanctuary and a spa at the same time (and work-out room and dance studio as well).  I want to share some pictures of the many hours I spent there working.

New studio

A few months ago I moved into a new studio. It has been very interesting getting used to the different light, environment and specially the high ceilings. Although the main window faces north, providing the studio with stable cool light, I also have a west window that provides me a beautiful warm sunset light and also a south window.   I am looking forward to seeing the new direction of my work in the new studio.

CT Society of Portrait Artists


I am very proud to be part of the biannual Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists "Faces of Winter 2014". The show will be at the gallery of UCONN- Stamford campus from February 6th to the 28th, with an opening reception on the 6th from 6-8pm. I will be showing my painting "Vuelo de Luna" for the first time. Hope to see you there.

The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm / Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Painting Pregression

In my opinion, the most magical moment of a painting is when after the initial sketch I put the first blocks of colors.  I love seeing how shapes and volume start appearing without the constraint of accuracy. A moment of complete freedom. I am not worried about the future, of how the painting is going to look, I am just in total communion with each brushstokes.  That is probably one of the reasons why I enjoy working alla prima so much, because it is like floating in this stage for 2-5 hours.  Then that bliss is followed by the moment of questioning each brushstoke, revising the drawing, making corrections, making decisions. In a way it seems I start a painting with my right brain before calling an audience with the left one, from the ultra expressive to the analytical one. 

Even when this second stage does not sound as fun, I have to admit that dealing with it has taught me great lessons is life, including that sometimes mistakes are OK, and that almost everything can be fixed (as long as it has a good foundation).  To remind me how I sail between these two shores I have started taking progression shots of my work.  Here are a couple of examples. One is a still life that I am still working on and the other one a 3-hour charcoal drawing. 

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