Sandra Dooley was born in Havana, 1964. Sandra is self-taught and her paintings reflect her daily life in the seaside town of Santa Fe in Cuba, at home with her friends, her dogs and cats. The paintings are bright splashes of color within which the women are shown reflective and thoughtful. Life is not easy, but it is familiar and each scene is filled with friends, family or fantasy. The works are an extension of her own life, for she is lost if she is not painting. The lack of an oil paint can drive her temporarily insane, she says. "I have to paint to live, it's that simple." She has been exhibiting her works only since 2000, in Cuba, Canada, Germany and the United States.