|Toroazul Painting and Fine Arts
about the artist
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|S e l f - p o r t r a i t
pen and ink 7 " x 6.5 "
|I am a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, known for its unique
“Great Books,” classical liberal arts curriculum. I also hold a master’s degree in art
and Spanish literature from the University of Delaware in Newark.
My artwork has been exhibited in parts of the United States, Argentina, Paraguay,
Brazil, and, more recently, Kuwait. Private corporate collectors of my canvases and
murals include the Motorola-Nortel Corporation in Caracas, Venezuela, and Emilio
and Gloria Estefan's restaurant, BONGOS.
In May 2002, I had the honor of designing the University of Miami’s large exhibit
space for CubaNostalgia, a yearly fair of Cuban memorabilia and culture held at the
Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami, Florida, USA. Also in May 2004, I led a
group of students from the same university to Florence, Italy, to study the history
and technique of FRESCO painting and restoration. For six weeks, we studied at the
Spinelli Institute of Art and Art Restoration, the classes under the direction of
professors Maria Grazia Badino, Rodolfo Bargelli, and Tiziano Lucchesi.
At present, I reside in Rome, Italy, where I teach freehand drawing and basic
architectural drawing for various schools as well as privately. In addition, I work
for Context Travel and lead a wide variety of walks for this agency in both Rome
and several other areas of Italy. (Please CLICK on this link to read more about my
tours.) I have taught Western and non-Western art survey classes at the university
level. Please click here to view my RESUME for a full list of the individual topics in
literature, art, and philosophy, that I have lectured on in recent years. These
conference venues include the Lowe Art Museum’s Docent Guild; Pesqueira Gallery
in Key Biscayne; the Art Institute of Miami, directed by Peruvian artist Puchi
Noriega; the Boca Raton Museum of Art; and the UM Institute for Retired
Professionals, directed by Noreen Frye.