Olivia Peguero

Dominican Contemporary Artist renowned for her work of fine landscapes and botanical oil paintings depicting La Republica Dominicana  (the majority of which are done en plein air). Peguero gained major recognition for her work after being commissioned to paint a piece inspired by the poem “The Emerald Hills of Quisqueya.”

Peguero is much more than a talented artist, in 2007, she started the program The Peguero Arte Libros Foundation and the Art Books for Education which emphasizes to bring art education for young children throughout the Dominican Republic especially in rural areas. Her efforts in helping young children have gained world-wide recognition and she has received an Achievement Award in Mumbai, India supporting her foundation.

Additionally, Peguero is involved in the preservation of the Dominican Rain-forest. Her family owns and runs a private preservation initiative known as The Mariposa Cocoa Preserve. The preserve combines sustainable organic cocoa farming practices and forest management with the protection of wildlife and nature.

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