Graciela’s love of art, as well as music, blossomed early and the two have always formed a creative duet in her life. Her love of the natural world is readily apparent in her watercolors and musical descriptions of paintings and people. The artist’s award winning paintings have been selected for numerous juried and invitational exhibitions and her work is in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Jamaica and Argentina. She teaches watercolor classes at the Ringling School of Art, Continuing Education, Art Center Manatee, the Venice Art Center and at her studio in the Village of the Arts, Bradenton, Florida. Her teaching experience includes workshops in North Carolina, Jamaica and Florida. In addition to painting and teaching, she gives piano, flute and vocal performances during which she captures the essence of visual art through music.