Artist from Cuba - Roger Ayala Perez
Roger Ayala Perez's works are popular with galleries and tourists from everywhere in the world. Critics describes his art as naive, calm and full of tenderness, an important message for peace. It is also described as original and highly creative. In the world of his art, there is a great message of love with a very deep sense of innocence. Beauty and humanity shine through. read more
As a teen he lived in São Vicente, the coast of São Paulo and often visited a nearby fishing village named Guamium. He learned how to construct canoes and nets and how to fish. While he could earn a good living as a fisherman he never lost his love of art. He created scenes from his daily life using whatever was at hand; charcoal, chalk wax, colored pencil, ink or leftovers of the boats used in painting. Eventually he was unable to make a living on the water due to pollution. He realized that tourists were interested in his painting style, started painting small canvases to sell. The beginning was difficult, he worked hard and eventually his work was recognized. By 1990 he was exhibiting his art in galleries and shows and gaining an international reputation.
His landscapes are recognized for their lush, highly detailed foliage, their brilliant colors and their sense of tranquility. His art has been exhibited and sold in Miami, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In 2008 he was awarded a prize in Germany for his work on allegory to Ernesto Che Guevara.