I am a Spanish-Galician artist and I have lived in London since 1995. At age 15 I studied painting with artist Santiago Montes and later went to study Fine Art at Salamanca and Barcelona Universities.
I paint, write poetry and work therapeutically with children using art and other forms of creative expression. I am currently training in counselling and psychotherapy. I have exhibited in the UK and Spain. My work is in private collections in the UK, Spain, France and Japan.
My work has developed in series in which a diversity of layers of meaning, references and ideas interplay. In 'Samil Revisited', which is my most recent body of work, I recall memories of my aesthetic experience of nature and the landscape of the Galician seashore.
I am currently working on a new body of work called 'Ancestors', made out of assembling numerous used tea-bags. This work is linked to a feeling for the ancient, a subjective sense of imaginary ancestors, trans-cultural connexions, especially Africa, India and Europe, the Pre-Romanic Europe and the Muslim heritage in the Iberian Peninsula together with my own inherited sense of the western modern and world postmodern traditions. I have also been influenced by contemporary African artists. I hope that this work will resonate, at a deep individual level, both conscious and unconscious, with people from different spiritual and cultural traditions.
When I Hear the Rain and other Paintings, The Gestalt Centre, London, 2001
Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London, 2009
Works on paper, Four person show, i-level Gallery, London, 2003
Dancing with Colour, Artists from Arts for Freedom Project, Red Gate Gallery, London, 2001
1st Prize, IV Young Art Competition, Museum of the Council of Ourense, Spain, 1995
2nd Prize, Guarro Casas I National Competition of Watercolours, Barcelona, Spain, 1995