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Dominica Alcántara was born in Camjuaní, Las Villas, Cuba on May 12th, 1923. As a little girl her parents took her to live in the Canary
Islands where she studied painting, her life long passion, in a private academy. When she returned as a young lady she continued her painting studies, learning diverse techniques. As a cuban exile in America working as a teacher she still continued her artistic studies under the tutelage of the late great painter and professor from Madrid Ramón Lapayese.
Her passion for the colors on the canvas as seen through her eyes do not overshadow the realism in her work, they simply let her realize the painting.
She brings Cuban landscapes and landmarks to life with her brush. She also confronts complexities disguised as simple themes such as close ups of coconuts, flowers, fruits, etc. with the ease and good taste of a master craftsman.
My name is Juan Alcantara I’m Dominica’s son. I have created this Fine Art America site for her by her request, I also have a Fine Art America site. She is 90 years old, she paints almost everyday. I’m a firm believer that her painting is what keeps her clear of mind and young at heart. We both hope you will enjoy her artwork.