|Orestes Bouzon was born in Havana Cuba, February 20, 1963. Painting has been a natural form of expression since early childhood for Bouzon. As a young child, Bouzon articulated his feelings best on paper and his life began to revolve around his visions. Bouzon was accepted in to San Alejandro School of Arts in 1980. While attending San Alejandro, Bouzon began to see the beauty in the art of life and has developed a sensitive, yet dramatic style. His ability to capture light through the use of vibrant colors and to express varying moods and feelings in his paintings is extraordinary.
In 1994, Bouzon decided to flee the oppression of his native country. His journey led him to United States Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay. During his 14-month stay, Bouzon dedicated his time to painting for the Marines in exchange for art supplies. Bouzon now resides in Miami, Florida. His paintings have been recognized throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Islands as well as in the United States.