Cuban-American artist Yolanda Sanchez is most well known for her abstract, expressionistic and non-figurative paintings and prints. Often citing nature as a significant source of inspiration, Sanchez also draws on her personal experiences and background, including her Cuban heritage and the colors and forms found in South Florida's landscapes and seascapes. A woman of many talents, Sanchez is also a Fulbright scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. After teaching psychology for many years, she received a degree in Fine Arts from Florida International University in 1991 followed by an M.F.A. in Painting from Yale University in 1994. Sanchez continues to create lyrically abstract work while serving as the Director for the Art Program at the Miami International Airport.
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