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dominican republic

Tropical flashbacks

In Caminante, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

A tropical evening, one out of so many, just before the sunset. My girlfriend and I are playing in the reef, in the warm water of the ocean. This intimate turquoise pool is surrounded by massive tropical vegetation, and we…

El Carnaval del Pueblo

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

My infatuation with carnivals began with my 1st carnival in Brazil in 1994.In carnivals people share their common need of fantasizing and going crazy. I believe that scheduling annual grand celebrations makes us happier creatures and helps us maintain a…

A lady Witch Doctor in love

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

In the Dominican Republic, Witch doctors, “Brujos” or “Curadores”, are still quite popular, and especially in the country side, many people prefer consulting with their favorite Witch doctor regarding their health issues instead of a conventional doctor. In one of…

The marvelous hour

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

Everything during sunset looks better, juicier and much more colorful. When the sun gradually descends, the glare is gone, and the colors become rich and dramatic. Some places at sunset seem entirely enchanted. Walking by the small villages at the…

The children and the Ceiba tree.

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

As an artist, I can legitimately combine two realities into one fantasy.In the back yard of “Fundacion Marlee-Jo”, stands a big Mango tree. During the Mango season, we couldn’t keep the kids away from the Mango tree. They were climbing on…

The stories of an old peasant.

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I was inspired by the stories of my good old friend Mateo, who passed away a few years ago. He was the nicest ‘campesino’ I’ve ever met, the Grandfather and Godfather of the village of Agua-Sabrosa (Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic). A…

Carnivalistic aspirations

In Caminante, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

What an amazing human phenomenon carnivals are. People who have nothing in common gather to celebrate, and together they form the shape, movement, rhythm, and character of each carnival. Carnivals tend to be joyful, vibrant, colorful, loud, and crazy.The Carnival…

The story of Felix

In Ando, Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Short stories

The following story isn’t about my artistic evolution, nor does it have a clear moral, however, I felt it needed to be told. I wrote the story of Felix out of memory and imagination, so please consider it as a reality…

Some visions don’t come true

In Ando, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

It’s awesome to see your vision turns into reality, but sometimes it does not.Everyone knows that commodities prices are volatile. Due to growing global demand for chocolate, and forecasts of shortages in production in the future, Cocoa prices climbed higher…

Ceramic tiles and a holy mission.

In My Story, Oro, terracotta, Uncategorized

Life is unpredictable. I never imagined that I will establish a foundation for children in the Dominican Republic, and that I will become so deeply involved with other people’s life.In 2010, after approximately two years of operating “Fundacion Marlee-Jo”, we…

My 2nd childhood in Las-Terrenas

In My Story, Oil on Canvas, Oro, Paintings

Yes, we dreamed about living in a tropical peaceful place, but our daily reality in Las-Terrenas surpassed all our dreams. “What are you doing there?” Friends kept asking, and my girlfriend and I usually replied “Opening Coconuts!”, which we did, but…

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