Luis Berros

marlene lopez

(Berrow, Louis) Luis Berros is a lifelong “semi-native” of South Florida. In high school Luis was a student of Eric Jenkins at Miami Jackson Senior High, a teacher whose influence still flows through his work. As he refined his technical skill along with his knowledge and appreciation of art history, Luis’ own style and interpretive arc began to emerge. Finding an outlet for his creativity, and a welcoming community in the graffiti culture of South Florida in the early 1980’s, Luis took part in this emerging art form and experienced firsthand the power of art without limits. Currently, Luis’s series “The Children of Immigration” is on exhibit at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Luis is the illustrator of the children’s book, Billy the Otter (Createspace). This is an animated story that takes you through the struggles of being a little guy in a big ocean. Billy faces many challenges, but due to his perseverance and quick thinking he overcomes his obstacles. Otters are in trouble and it is our duty to help. By raising awareness of this growing concern, we will be able to reach people and hopefully, find a solution. So be like Billy and Swim, Swim, Swim! You are a little otter in a big ocean. Just imagine the possibilities waiting for you beyond your sea.