I was three years old when my family fled Cuba in 1963. My father, an avid fisherman and award -wining sailor, took us and several friends on an overnight fishing expedition that ended in Key West. We settled in Miami, where I became interested in art, taking painting lessons from the Cuban artist Emilio Estevez. I majored in art at Miami-Dade Community College and at the University of Miami, and earned my MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1985.
Because I was so young when I came to... more