|Toroazul Painting and Fine Arts
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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.