Ana’s art reflects the colors and energy of her native Havana, Cuba. Arriving in the U.S. at the age of five and speaking little English, Ana chose drawing as an important means of communication. Ana’s sketchbook was always close at hand as her family moved from New York to rural Pennsylvania and during summer vacations exploring their new country. After graduating with top honors fromAna Guzman’s art reflects the colors and energy of her native Havana, Cuba. Arriving in the U.S.A. at the age of five and speaking little English, Ana chose drawing as an important means of communication. From that early age, Ana kept her sketchbook close at hand to capture the world around her. This has become an important of her practice. She approaches painting gesturally, working quickly to capture images with quick impressions and using paint boldly and expressively, drawing energy from the people and places she paints. Her style has been compared to that of “a jazz musician’s brush strokes on the drums,” equating the rhythm of her brushwork with the rhythm of the subjects she paints. Fifty years of practice informs every mark she makes, and she never hesitates to use a variety of techniques and materials to achieve the remarkable freshness and spontaneity that define her work.