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My name is E Alba. I was born in Havana, Cuba. I have always been interested in philosophy, psychology, and many other things; however, I had always a passion for anything related to art. In some way I have been always an artist; I guess you are born with the seed inside you, and it never goes away.

I am a self-taught artist, but even further than that, I always had this need to learn everything by myself. For me learning is about making mistakes and analyzing those mistakes that have been made by myself and others; therefore, to be able to learn, I have to keep observing and studying myself and the whole world around me: it is a process that never ends.

Like the Candide of Voltaire, I decided to travel as much as I could, and in this way, to be able to observe and study different kinds of societies and cultures. I have lived in Cuba, Spain, England, Germany, United States and Canada. Like Candide, one day I got tired of traveling, and decided to “cultivate my garden”.

“My garden” is my paintings and other few things that make me happy.

I live and work in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.