My original area of interest is the retablo. Inspired by Miguel Martinez, I began painting saints and angels using my grandnieces and my daughter as models. While in San Miguel de Allente, I met a craftsman who fashioned large tin shadow boxes for me which allow the addition of ribbons and flowers. You can see one framing Santa Antonia. Then, last fall, I studied for three weeks in Florence, Italy painting and visiting museums. I have ideas that will last forever after seeing those amazing Madonnas.