Born in Havana, Cuba in 1965, with an instinctive love for all forms of art. I just needed to paint. I was born in Cuba and I grew up just painting my heart out. Things like paints were not available, so I can remember when I was nine making my own paints with white toothpaste and colored pencils which I pounded into powder. All I wanted was to paint and I would have done it with mud if I had to."