Roman Andrade Llaguno, a wonderfully gentle artist, was born near Oaxaca in 1959. He is happily married with two daughters and a son who many times are the subject of his painted scenes. He lives in Oaxaca, but more often paints rural life in which children may float, rats may scurry from farmers in the corn fields, and lines of shoes may inexplicably march out of the house on their own. He states unselfconsciously, "I like to paint happiness."
He works with gouache on amate (bark) paper as well as paints with oils on canvas. Roman has had numerous one-man shows, and his works form part of the UNICEF collection. His middle child, Danae Andrade Flores, is only twelve-years-old and has been painting and selling her works since she was three. She, too, has had several solo shows as well as having won several competitions.