Well over 30 years ago, I took a course in scientific illustration during my senior Biology year at University Simon Bolivar (Caracas). My wife registered me in the course without telling me about it. I liked it a lot, and I have continued ever since. The course was focused on dry brush watercolors, which use very little water and opaque colors over smooth white paper. I have continued uniterrupted ever since. My art works in watercolors, gouache, ink, and acrylics depict the spectacular birds, plants and landscapes of the tropics, while also exploring the beauty of the Pacific North West. I have published over 30 illustrations in books, calendars, posters, postage stamps, and limited edition prints. My art has been exhibited in galleries in Caracas, Miami, Chicago, and New York.