TOMÁS OLIVA was born in Havana, Cuba and it was there where he discovered his love for art. Some of his works include “Frida Rota” Downtown Nashua, New Hampshiere and "Frida carrying a marble player" at Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire, "Frida Inquebrantable" in Chile, "Frida India" at Adichunchana Giri in South India and "The Way" a 10 x 8 feet Honduran mahogany door at St. Andrew Church in Sumner Washington. Oliva's themes are the Homage to Frida Kahlo and The Marble Players. Since 1987, his work is being inspired by William Shakespeare's Sonnet 66. His influences also include artists Edvard Munch and Kate Kollwitz. He has been a Visual Arts professor for 22 years. He began teaching at the Academia San Alejandro in Habana, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de Ciudad México. In 1994, he began teaching at Tacoma Art Museum, Children Museum, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle Central Community College, and Olympic College.