R. Talavera graduated from San Angelo State University in 1996 with a degree in Art. R. has worked as a aspiring artist since early childhood. R. has been greatly influenced by his family members…a father who was a carpenter, a doodling mother, and artistically gifted siblings. Lest not forget the patient wife who has allowed R. to hone his sorcerous scratch in the privacy of his“man cave”. Blessed with the opportunity to study techniques under the tutelage of distinguished Art Professors while attending various universities between 1988-1996, R. has competed in several off and on line shows winning such titles as “Best of Show” and “Special Recognition” all the while garnering attention that fuels his creativity. R. currently resides in the Lone Star State.