My name is Mirian Gilbert Nieves , I was born July, 1969 to Deacon Bienvenido and Maria Antonia Nieves. I have three sisters and one brother born and raised in Chicago,currently I live in Texas. I'm married to Thomas E. Gilbert a U.S. Navy Veteran. I am mother to a great son Benny. Portrait artist, poet, crafter. I donate as much as I can of my talents. It feels good to do so. All I have learned has been self taught. I don't believe I'd draw the way I do or write the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.