Born in Havana, Cuba in 1964, Sandra Dooley is a self-taught artist. Her paintings primarily reflect her daily life in the town of Santa Fe in Cuba, at home with her friends, her dogs and cats. 

Her works are bright splashes of color within which the women are shown reflective and thoughtful. The works are an extension of her own life, for she is lost if she is not painting. The lack of an oil paint can drive her temporarily insane, she says. "I have to paint to live, it's that simple."

She has been exhibiting her works only since 2000, in Cuba, Canada, Germany and the United States.

The Director of The Cuban Art Space, Sandra Levinson, interviews Cuban painter Sandra Dooley at her home in Santa Fe, Cuba.