I was born and raised in the Republic of Panama and am fluent in Spanish.
I am currently an Animation Director working as a contractor for Walt Disney Imagineering, the group that designs the Disney Theme Parks. I have been with the Walt Disney Company for thirty four years first as an Feature animator then as a Director. In 1988 I directed Oliver and Co, a full length animated feature and have worked as an animator and director on numerous other projects including the Lion King.
My work is directly inspired by the people and landscapes of Panama and the feelings of great affection I have for this country. I try to the best of my ability to capture in my paintings the beauty of this inspiring country.
I’ve taken numerous workshops and classes in Los Angeles including classes with Steve Huston and Ken Auster. My primary inspirations are John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorrolla and the Californian Plein Air movement - a look and feel that I bring to the landscapes and people of Panama.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1975