Luis F. Rodriguez
Luis F. Rodriguez was born in the island of Puerto Rico and left the island with his mother and brother in 1958. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York in the East New York/Brownsville neighborhood. He always had an interest in art and studied on his own and via a correspondence art instruction school during his teen age years. In 1966, he received a full scholarship to Brandeis University and in 1970 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Sociology. While at the University he continued to take classes in art as selectives. In addition, he read about art and different artists to learn all he could about the subject. The art style that impressed him the most was impressionism.
However, it was not until 2004 tha he began painting professionally using Acrylic as his medium. He is now fully dedicated to his art creations and has won several awards / ribbons in Juried competitions. He has he sold many of his paintings and limited edition prints throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and other countries. His paints landscapes, seascapes and does portraits (Cameo's, etc).
Gloria E. Barreto
Gloria E. Barreto was born in Puerto Rico; she currently, resides in Florida. Gloria is a natural born artist. She began painting seriously in 2003 and has not stopped since. She has studied some art in Tampa and reads as much as she can about art techniques. Gloria loves to create realism, abstract and CUREABS paintings with her God given talent. Gloria also does Commission paintings including Portraits. Her inspiration is the reaction of the people who admires and purchase her art creations.
She has won several juried competitions in the Tampa Bay area (see next paragraph). Gloria has appeared in local papers such as Brandon, Zephyrhills, Tampa Tribune, St. Pete Times and other local papers. She has exhibited her originals in the Tampa Museum, Kotler Gallery, West Shore Towers, The Florida Aquarium, Teco gallery, HCC in Ybor City, and other local galleries.
Her work is included in the private collections of art lovers throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and other countries. Her primary mediums are acrylic and oil.