Sita Gomez

515 Union Street, Hudson 

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Artist Statement

I have been painting since I was four years old- that’s when I had a vivid, Technicolor dream of a little bird that had fallen from a tree full of tropical flowers. I painted it with a borrowed little metal box that had little dried up squares of dull colors, now I have large bottles of bright paints all my own.

I’m now 90 and would never have guessed that painting would be the only stable thing in my life for the past 82 years. My life has been interrupted by WWII, the Cuban Revolution, two husbands (one crazy), and three children- The miracle was that I painted and exhibited!  

Bio: Sita Gomez de Kanelba is a distinguished Cuban American visual artist born in Paris 1932. She is daughter of Domingo Mauricio Gómez-Gimeranez and Else-Marie (Formo) Gómez. Her father was a widely respected Cardiovascular doctor and researcher. After Hitler’s invitation for her father to work for him, her family fled the Nazi’s to New York City. Sita received her Diploma in Art From Parsons School of Design in 1955. She has shown in exhibits and galleries all over the world from the Cisneros Gallery in New York to the Museum of Modern art in Bogata, Columbia. She continues to paint and show her work and now lives in Hudson, New York.

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