I am passionate about art and making fine art education available for everyone. I funded Hackney Fine Arts in 2015 and it's sister Community Interest Company in 2019, to teach adults, teens and children drawing and painting from observation. I am a great believer in the equaliser power of art and passionate about contributing to improve community cohesion.
Throughout my life as a student and teacher, I noticed how little traditional drawing and painting techniques were being taught and how eager art students were keen to learn them. I created these art courses to share what I learnt and to equip young people and adults with the essential toolkit to make the art they always dreamed of making.
In the past, I have worked in the Further Education Sector, where I lectured Fine Art to adults. I also taught art to students enduring life long mental health illnesses at the award winning charity Core Arts for six years. I have great belief in the holistic power of the artistic process and the great wellbeing benefits it brings to people, regardless of their age.
I was born in Argentina and settled in Hackney in 1999, when I found my 'home' within this eclectic creative community. I have lived, studied and worked in three continents, South America, Africa and Europe; where I have showed my work collectively and independently. I hold a postgraduate teaching qualification from the Institute of Education in 2010, a first class hons BA from The Cass School of Art and an Art and Design Foundation at City Lit Institute. I was a self taught painter before beginning my formal education at the age of 27 and was born into a family of artists. I live and work in Hackney with my two children & my artist partner.