Ernesto Maranje is a Miami based painter, illustrator and muralist who discovered his passion for art at the age of 27 while in the Coast Guard. Maranje uses his vivid imagination to portray the unity of animals and plants by pulling different segments from each and somehow making it a cohesive whole. Not only is the result pleasing to the eye, it reminds the viewer of our connection with nature. Ernesto's purposeful art is a reminder of the relationship all living creatures share with each other. His message is especially significant today when so much conscious protection is needed for our survival. Colorful, whimsical and hinting at so many possibilities and interpretations, Ernesto's art is one of a kind.