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I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  There I trained to be a grade school teacher and a piano teacher.  After college, I had the good fortune to receive a scholarship to study in the United States.  I pursued my love of mathematics, obtained a PhD in mathematics, and became a college professor. Later, I learned computers and became a software engineer.  For 14 years, I worked at Intel, where I managed advanced engineering projects. 

However, I was always painting something.  At last, I am now a full time professional artist.  I am passionate about my art.  I am thrilled when I can share the beauty of life through my work. 

I have won First Prize and Best of Show ribbons in several Northwest competitions.  My works are in galleries in Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, and Nevada, plus private and public collections. 

   [self portrait]
Self Portrait
(an early painting)

Awards and Honors (selected)

2002 Portland Fine Arts Guild: People's Choice (Oils), First Place, and Judge's Choice (Overall show winner)
2001 Portland Fine Arts Guild: People's Choice (Oils)

Portland Rose Festival 2000, Oregon Society of Artists:
     Judge's Choice (Overall show winner). 
     Second Place
(Festival Theme). 

Portland Fine Arts Guild: Judge's Choice (Overall show winner).  First Place (Florals). 
1999 Portland Rose Festival 1999, Oregon Society of Artists.  Second Place (Festival Theme). 
1998 Portland Fine Arts Guild: First Place (Portraits); Second Place (Florals). 
1997 Portland Rose Art Festival 1997, Oregon Society of Artists: People's Choice
Portland Fine Arts Guild: First Place (Portraits); Second Place (Florals).  [blue ribbons]
Clackamas County Fair:
   First Place and Second Place (Florals);
   First Place and Outstanding (Portraits). 
1996 Clackamas County Fair:
   Best of Show, People's Choice and First Place (Florals);
   First Place and Outstanding (Portraits); Second Place (NW Scenes). 
Portland Rose Art Festival, Oregon Society of Artists: Second Place (Roses). 
Portland Fine Arts Guild: Judge's Award and First Place (Portraits); Second Place (Florals). 
1995 The Artist's Magazine Dream Studio Competition: Finalist
North Clackamas Art Guild, Fall Show: First place (Oils). 
Clackamas County Fair: First place (Still Life); Second place (Portraits). 
Portland Fine Arts Guild: Best of Show and First Place (Florals); First Place (Portraits). 
Phil Sheridan Days: First place (Portraits); First Place (Florals). 
1994 Phil Sheridan Days: Best of Show and First place (Portraits); First place (Landscapes). 

Exhibits (selected)

2001 Halemana Fine Art. Kauai, Hawaii
2000 New Horizons Art Show and Auction.  Las Vegas Art Museum, Nevada. 
Belinki & DuPrey Gallery. Portland, Oregon
Crystal Dophin Gallery. North Bend, Oregon
Mindpower Gallery.  Reedsport, Oregon
1999 The Frame of Mind Gallery.  Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Gresham City Hall.  Gresham, Oregon. 
1998 Nica Gallery.  Pullman, Washington. 
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.  Lake Oswego, Oregon. 
Intel Private Galleries.  Jones Farm and Amber Glen, Hillsboro and Aloha, Oregon
1998 Street of Dreams.  Portland, Oregon. 
1997 Oregon Society of Artists, Portland Rose Festival.  Portland, Oregon
Carnegie Center.  Oregon City, Oregon
Corbett Gallery.  Bigfork, Montana.
1996 Portland Federal Building.  Portland, Oregon
The Art of Nature II.  J.  Inskeep Environmental Center.  Oregon City, Oregon
26th Annual Spokane Western Art Show and Auction.  Spokane.  Washington
1995 North Clackamas Art Guild Annual Show.  Clackamas, Oregon
GMAC Private Gallery.  Lake Oswego, Oregon
Beaverton Art Commission.  Beaverton Art Gallery.  Beaverton, Oregon
1994 Hillsboro Main St Gallery.  Hillsboro, Oregon
ArtBeat.  Oregon City, Oregon

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon Society of Artists
  • Portland Fine Arts Guild 

Collections (selected)

Many private collections in the U.S.A. and South America. 

Corporate Collections:

  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
  • The Schnitzer Collection

Lectures and Classes Presented

  • "Approaching a gallery", Pencil Color Society. Portland, Oregon, 2002
  • "Painting Techniques", Vancouver Art Guild.  Vancouver, Washington, 2000.
  • "Supplies and Suppliers" workshop.  Portland, Oregon, 2000.
  • "Marketing Your Art" workshop.  Portland, Oregon, 1998.
  • "Painting Roses" workshop. Portland Fine Arts Guild, Portland, Oregon, 1997.
  • Oregon Society of Artists.  Portland, Oregon, 1996.
  • Portland Fine Arts Guild.  Portland, Oregon, 1996.
  • North Clackamas Art Guild.  Portland, Oregon, 1996.
  • Canby Art Association.  Canby, Oregon, 1999

Artistic Education

  • Individual study in oils and pastels; Roberta St.  Louis.
  • Oil painting and Anatomy for Artists;  Pacific NW College of Art.
  • Expressive Figure Drawing;  The Academy of Realistic Art.
  • Timeless Techniques for Oil Paintings;  Tom Browning.
  • Seascape Oil Paintings;  Sharon Rickert.
  • Colored Pencil Techniques;  Bet Borgerson.

Other Education

  • PhD in Mathematics;  New York University, New York,1971.
  • Master in Mathematics;  University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1966.
  • Licensed Grade School Teacher;  Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1962.
  • Licensed Master Piano Teacher;  Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1961.

Work History

  • Full-time Professional Artist;  1995 to present.
  • Software Manager and Senior Research Consultant;  Intel Corporation, 1981 to 1995.
  • Software Engineer;  Data General Corporation, 1979 to 1981.
  • Computer Analyst;  Courant Institute of New York University, 1977 to 1978.
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics;  Queens College of New York, 1974 to 1976.
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics;  Columbia University, New York, 1971 to 1974.


  • Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1943.
  • Fluent in Spanish; have fun with French and Italian.
  • Love to play classical music on my big digital piano.
  • Married to Roger Ray, Adjunct Professor and Trustee, Washington State University; previously a Principal Engineer and Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation (retired). 

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