Andy Pruna’s Statement:
Artistic talent is something we are born with, and its manifestation can take on many forms. For some, it’s music, for others, the pen. In my case, it’s been painting, which is much enrichment from photography and cinema. I have never really put my paintings into any particular school or style since I see painting more as a kind of state of mind. As one grows older, has different experiences, and discovers the world, our aesthetics change, and, as a result, so does our art. Artist Andres Pruna (Andy Pruna), born in 1940, is a Cuban painter who was educated in Havana’s San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Massachusetts’s Eaglebrook School, and New York City’s National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts. But, it has been his vast work and experience as an Officer in the US Navy Underwater Demolitions/ Seals team in the Bay of Pigs (UDT), contract photographer for National Geographic, deep-sea diver and Aquanaut for the Navy, and award-winning wildlife documentary filmmaker, that has shaped his unique creative vision. When not traveling, Andy, the modern-day renaissance man with a mind for conservation, lives and paints in Miami, FL, where he is also husband to wife, María Isabel, and father to three talented offspring.
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