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About Jessy Trujillo


Jessy is a Cuban American who came to the United States at the age of seven. He was one of the many children legally seeking refuge in the United States from Castro's communist regime. He flew to his new adopted home in Miami through a program whereby over 14,000 school-aged Cuban children, whose parents feared the Marxist indoctrination occurring in the new Cuban State schools -  were given sanctuary in the US. This became known as "Operation Petter Pan.")


After living in South Florida for over ... years, Jessy fell in love with North Carolina through frequent hunting trips there, and eventually bought a cabin in 2009 in the small blue-ridge mountain town of Piney Creek. In 2020, after retiring from a very successful company, he and his wife Maria made Piney Creek their permanent home. It was here he once again dedicated his time and talents to his first love, painting.


About his paintings:

Jessy's paintings are mostly oil on canvas, his favorite medium. Among his paintings he has a collection of seascapes, landscapes, and his favorite, portraits. 

Jessy mastered painting at a very young age and his works have been show-cased at the highly prestigious "Elite Fine Art" gallery in Coral Gables. He has sold numerous works though Elite Fine Art and his paintings have travelled to other countries throughout the world. 


Listen to Jessy talk about coming to America

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