I was born in Barcelona on September 11, 1941, and was anxious to become an
artist since my childhood. Things of life made this possible only far later.
Meanwhile, just to earn my living, I studied grafism and advertising at the Escola Massana.
From january 1966 until 1969, I worked as drawer in TEBAS S. A. Publicidad, a subsidiary of Empresas Balañá.
In 1969 I married a Belgian citizen and moved to Brussels.
From 1974 until 1978 I took a painting course at the "Ecole des Arts d'Ixelles".
At first, I didn't mean to make more than just a hobby of it.
About the same time, I joined the "Cercle Polyglotte de Bruxelles" where I quickly became an organizer of the Spanish conversation table. Friends over there told me I should exhibit my paintings.
In 1981 I participated for the first time in "LES ARTS EN EUROPE" at the Centre International Rogier where I got the bronze medal of the "Centre Européen d'Art et d'Esthetique"
Since then, I've taken part in a lot of personal or collective exhibitions
as well as in publications of the "Cercle d'Art d'Ixelles".
Since 1983 I'm a member of the "A.R.A.P.B." (Association Royale des Artistes Professionnels de Belgique - Belgian Professionnal Artists Association)
I also often collaborate with the CASAL CATALÀ DE BRUSSEL·LES where I was treasurer from 1984 until 1987. From 1994 till 1999 I was a member of the executive committee and contact person with the culture group. Between 1999 and 2001, I was president of the Casal. At this time, I'm a member of the executive committee.
Between April 1997 and January 2002, I wrote articles about Brussels, its history and legends in El Sol de Bélgica (momentarily discontinued).
Everything that refers to man living simply fascinates me. Man in perfect symbiosis with the earth; I give, you give. Man without any concept of race nor color, learning things from each other.
My heart is turned towards the gestures of the past, but my mind is definitely
looking towards the future. I'm fascinated by new technologies and the conquest
But I don't think I'll ever draw Man in a scientific or industrial scenery: when I take the paintbrush, my heart takes command, and I've always liked snuggling up in Gaia's arms, the "Pacha Mama".
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