Welcome to Isla Venada

Rodolfo Aurellano was the trailblazer. His works are dreamy, colorful reflections of Isla Venada and the surrounding islands, Islas Rosita, Carolina and El Padre. Take some time to talk with the elderly, barefoot artist and he might tell you about how he used to have to hide deep in the bush to paint to avoid being identified as a revolutionary by Somoza's forces. Despite being in his late 70s, Rodolfo still paints regularly and maintains a small collection of works for sale (US$30 to US$1000).

Rodolfo's daughter and granddaughter, Clarissa and Jeyselle Aurellano, have followed his example and also have works on display in the family home.

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