Nilia Fajardo arrived in New York City as a child from her native Cuba. She grew up in Manhattan, but moved with her family to Miami, Florida. Her passion for the Arts dates back to her childhood, but she was discouraged to pursue Art as a career and studied Psychology instead. She graduated with an A.A. in Psychology from Miami Dade College, a B.A. in Psychology from F.I.U., and a Master's in Education from the University of Miami. She currently teaches Sciences for Miami-Dade Public Schools and has been doing so for the past 25 years. However, her passion for creating Art and expressing herself never left. She has mastered her medium and has had the fortune to exhibit in galleries such as the Gab Studios in Wynwood, and the Karen Ledbetter Galleries in Fort Lauderdale. Fajardo also has a generous spirit and has donated her paintings to such institutions as the University of Miami Bacardi House. Fajardo creates art from the through-inspiration of music and nature. By combining the inspiration of the two, one can see the manifestations on her canvas by the vast array of colors and emotions she portrays.
"Painting must evoke emotions, lead the observer through a journey that is unique to them."-Nilia Fajardo