Nelson Garcia-Miranda, an associate of The Westin Kierland, also holds great recognition for being a renowned Cuban artist. Nelson shares his passion by painting live in deseo during decansar happy hour every Monday through Friday, 5pm - 7 pm. His work is currently on display at deseo, and is a perfect compliment to the restaurant, which is a celebration of Latino cuisine and culture.
In 1999, Garcia-Miranda came to Phoenix after seeking political exile from his homeland. Since his arrival in this country, the displacement has made him more aware of his Cuban heritage or "cubanidad" and its expression in his art. He is committed to creating artwork that celebrates Cuban culture and heritage by combining his personal experiences in a style called "cubanidad".
Nelson Garcia-Miranda's work has also been exhibited in Havana, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Spain, and the U.S. and can currently be found in art collections in more than 20 countries including Italy, Germany, France, Argentina and Japan.