Ileana Frómeta Grillo was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Immersed in the study of different art modalities in her native country, in 1980 Ileana moved to California and continued her art education with special attention to the areas of drawing, painting and photography. With the advent of digital drawing and imaging technology, Ileana has found the perfect medium in which to combine her fine arts and photography training into a unique visual interpretation. Her artwork contains imagery and symbolism culled from her Caribbean and South American roots and combines a traditional style with modern elements. She has exhibited and sold her pieces in the US and Internationally, and her work has also been showcased in a variety of books and magazine publications. She now lives in Aliso Viejo, California, along with her husband Tim, two rambunctious little dogs, and a very tolerant cat.