Unfortunately I do not have a photo of Rafael, so we enjoy a palm tree instead...
Photo by Rafael Quijada.

Rafael Quijada, who lives with
his wife Irene (also an artist),
and his two sons, on the beautiful
tropical island Margarita, Venezuela,
is a first class palm tree lover,
as we can see in his beautiful paintings.

He has been painting palm trees
for many years now, and he says
that the palm trees are like his children.

Every tree has it's own spirit,
and sometimes Rafael adds pieces of
palm trees in his paintings,
to enhance their personality and beauty.