I am always making friends with people of different cultures. My friend Tony Velez inspired these paintings. He and his father came here from Cuba, because his father had to leave in order to get out of what had become Morrow prison. Castro had turned Morrow into a prison, full of people who had protested communism. The storms that come up in the Atlantic cause beautiful cloud formations so the sunsets on those days are magnificent. 24x 36
VALLEY OF THE VINES
Tony was born in the valley of the vines and when I researched it I thought it was just so beautiful. Horses and donkeys are still used to get around this valley. 32x 32
This was a piece requested by a friend and I am so glad I did it. Doing something different is fun and got me to try something new. She looks like a queen bride to me with sparkles in her hair.