Cuban-American Artist Rolando Diaz Unveils Polo Art for Charity

Rolando explains the giclee printing process while Dena and Miller play Vanna White. Photo by Kate Tollesfrud.

Rolando explains the giclee printing process while Dena and Miller play Vanna White. Photo by Kate Tollesfrud.

On September 22 Hari and Wendy Devineni, along with the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas, hosted artist Rolando Diaz

Photo by Dena Miller

Liz Herr Fry, Lisa Leder,  Melanie Lorant, Bob Manzano, Michelle Lynn and Kate Tollesfrud. Photo by Dena Miller. Photo by Dena Miller

in there home. Polo enthusiasts gathered to view two exquisite original paintings with the sport of Polo themes.  ” At the Polo Match” was live painted in 2007 by Ro at the annual Polo on the Lawn event benefiting Family Place, where he was invited to participate in raising funds for this important cause. This beautiful piece is action packed, with the ponies and riders racing down the field in competition. Created while he was watching his very first ever polo match, you can see his experience come to life in the painting. “At the Polo Match” has been hanging in the living room of Prestonwood Polo Club owners home and will go into the polo clubhouse as part of the polo art museum planned for décor in the future.  Ro announced that he has authorized a limited edition, numbered to 300, giclee of this piece, signed  by the artist with certificate of authenticity to the LPA for their charities. While the painting is valued at $7500, you can have a high quality print of your very own for $500 and choose one of three LPA charities for the donation to go to.  If you like to gamble, take a chance and buy raffle tickets to win giclee number !, the first off the press. Winning ticket will be drawn on Kentucly Derby Day at the 15th annual Polo On The Lawn. need not be present to win.

Dena Miller and Wendy Devineni present "The Polo Lady" by Rolando Diaz. Photo by Cindy Swinford.

Dena Miller and Wendy Devineni present “The Polo Lady” by Rolando Diaz. Photo by Cindy Swinford.

The second painting was a complete surprise to all. Rolando attended one of the first polo matches at Prestonwood Polo Club when they first opened in 2009, as a guest of the Millers and went back to his studio and painted ” The Polo Lady“. He was inspired by the women at the polo match that day. Of course is polo lady is wearing a big hat, has a glass of wine in hand and a pony by her side. How perfect! He announced to the crowd that should anyone purchase this painting he will give half to the charity. Diaz strong sense of philanthropy and giving to not only his community, but communities globally as he travels the world doing good deeds for important ceases with his art, never ceases to amaze.

Purchase giclee or raffle tickets Online, or email pr@prestonwoodpolo.com. Raffle tickets will be on sale every Saturday at the Prestonwood Polo club during match times.

For inquiries on purchasing “The Polo Lady” contact Rolando Diaz.

AnnaMarie Russeel, Judith Aronson and Cindy Swinford. Photo by Dewayne Swinford

AnnaMarie Russell, Judith Aronson and Cindy Swinford. Photo by Dewayne Swinford

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