Rafael  Pasarell
Rafael was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  He received early training from the age of 10 in tempera, watercolors, and oils and attended private ateliers run by local artists.

He entered university at age 16 and continued painting during college and his early career as a professional electrical engineer.

After an interesting period in corporate management, lighting design and sales, he restarted his study and training in oils in 2010.

He concentrates in representational painting.  Some of his favorite subjects are figures, still life, and landscapes, and he enjoys working in oil, watercolor, and gouache.

His philosophy regarding life and art is:
"We cannot copy nature; at the most, we can offer an illusory suggestion to be filtered and interpreted within our limited senses.