She was born in El Salvador Central America 1951, in small villa Cantón El Jocote in the province of La Libertad, San Salvador. She is the penultimate of nine brothers and sisters. Currently she is married with four children. She came to Canada in 1990 because of the civil war in El Salvador. She started to paint in 2008 being inspired by Michelle Obama. In her artwork she captures the unforgettable moments of her childhood and as a young woman.