The original, one of a kind painting performed live was auctioned benefiting Predisan’s life-changing ministry in Honduras. However, prints of the piece he created during the event may be orderd HERE. Proceeds from the sale of prints will also benefit Predisan.
Dallas based Cuban /American artist Rolando Diaz, believes art is the expression of life. Everything we see, feel, touch, smell and hear, in one way or another, become part of the images expressed on the canvas. It is this thought that becomes the basis for the work of this Fine Artist.
Born in Havana, Cuba , to a Cuban immigrant businessman who fled an oppressive Communist regime, Diaz learned early that there are those who will go through life with little or nothing they can call their own. Touched by this thought, the artist has traveled to many countries to personally experience what poverty truly is. In so doing, it has touched the heartstrings and been able to raise many funds for those in need.
His travels through Switzerland, France, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Honduras, England, Canada, Guatemala, Africa, Brazil, Mexico and many other places, has brought him back to the original European influences in Havana. The island once conquered by the Spaniards and the French. The old Havana city is full of European detail. Its architecture, monuments, narrow cobble stone streets, palms and the ocean reflect the bohemian life style.
Diaz has been able to exhibit nationally and internationally, and has collectors in both. Some who enjoy Diaz’s work include, Liza Minnelli, Rob Thomas, BJ and Gloria Thomas and many others. With a PBS special that aired in the US, Canada and Russia, Diaz received additional international attention. The artist has also been able to paint live with great musicians such as Seth Simmons, Jewel, Manhattan Transfer, George Winston, David Moneit and BJ Thomas, The Dallas Wind Symphony to name a few. Diaz has also performed live for a special event for President Bush. Diaz believes his gifts are from God, and continues to use them to bring excitement to the eyes of the viewer, and relate messages sometimes hidden about life.