EFRAIN DE JESUS COLINDRES MANSILLA

I was born in Guatemala, City Guatemala in 1959. There I studied Business Administration. But wasn't until I arrived to Miami, Florida in 1982 that Art was my way of life. Studied Art History at MDCC. Then, I studied Graphic Design at International Fine Arts University. In 2001, I decided to study Architecture, but I couldn't continue after September 11th, 2001 for financial matters. My work includes Ink and Pastel in Paper, collection that I named "Lineas del Alma" (Lines from the Soul), This work has been shown in South Beach Galleries. Bosques Azules (Blue Forrest) is acrylic on canvas, such work is rich in textures and color and exteriorize my love for nature. My Digital Art work has been developed for the last 3 years, in which in many circumstances I use my acrylic work and some photos from my Photography classes and generate them in Photoshop, Paint Pro 8 or Corel. My dream is to open an Art Cafe together with my wife and create a Bohemian ambiance with other artists. _____________________________________

An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. (Henri Matisse)