Raquel Alvarez Sardina was born in Barcelona in 1967. At the age of seventeen she joined ‘Academia Leonardo da Vinci’ and in 1986 she started a degree in Fine Arts. Whilst doing the degree she joined the studios of ‘Sant Vicens’ and ‘Boter/ Santalo’ and attended a drawing course at ‘Academia Italiana’ in Florence. After graduating in 1991 she came to England where she studied a Masters Degree at Cardiff University. Based now in Stroud, Gloucestershire, her work is represented in The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle and the Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh.