When I was 16, I was awarded a scholarship to attend League de Arte in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While studying, I did freelance work such as murals, portraits and painting background scenes for local photo studios. During this time, I heard of the many opportunities available to artists in the Orlando area. At the age of 18, with just $100 bucks in my pocket, I decided to pack my bags and head back to the States. One evening while walking around downtown Orlando, I came across a Caricature artist. His Caricature style was so fascinating I decided to commit myself to learn the craft. This skill opened many doors for me and I was a ‘starving artist’ no more!