Jose Dehoyos

 I grew up in an atmosphere that was immersed in art ,whether it was music or art ,it became a part of my life.I took the required art classes in schools but was never fully satisfied,the last 3 years I have participated in open studio classes at Alverno College with the same teacher and her instruction has been very helpful in defining my style and abilities to create.I recently had a very sucessful showing for my art in a fund raiser for the Bring Art Back on Feb.21st.I sold 4 out of 5 of my pieces for the cause and the following week I entered 3 pieces of art for the National Veterans' Art Festival at the V.A. hospital,I managed two first place and a second.The pieces were a colored pencil drawing and a black and white photograph which were first and my painting came in second,it's a small victory for me and it helped with my confidence,eventually I will get better at this.