About the author
Spanish born Silvia, studied art with her father and at Bellas Artes de Barcelona. In England, she received an A level in Art and a City & Guilds Certificate, and began painting images of London, the River Thames, St Paul's, and the beautiful English countryside. Her life and work changed forever on the day she saw the classic film, 'Born Free.' She knew then that she wanted to paint the Big Cats and specialise in these magnificent felines. She was invited into wildlife parks and zoos to sketch and study many animals at close quarters. Numerous exhibitions followed, at Harrods in London, throughout England and abroad. Her works have been widely printed by Solomon and Whitehead, Rosenstiels, and Medici Fine Arts. Travelling to Africa to see her lions in their natural habitat, she was invited by the legendary George Adamson to stay at his Kampi Ya Simba at Kora, in Kenya. She produced paintings for the World Wildlife Fund, Born Free Foundation, Kora Trust Wildlife Foundation, and others. His Excellency, Sheik Khalifa Bin Sulman Alkhalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, graciously sponsored her exhibition and commissioned a private portrait.
Saving the lives of thousands of animals, Silvia was a passionate advocate for all of creation. With her life partner, Alan Jacobs, she founded Associacio per a la Proteccio dels Animals i la Natura del Baix Penedes.
Silvia was a woman who embraced the power and energy of the universe in her playing of crystal bowls for healing meditations and spiritual consultations. In 2017, she collaborated and launched the first annual GATS MEOW FESTIVAL in Jardins del Teatro El Retiro in Sitges, Spain.
Her story formed the script for the original musical MISS FIFI COSMIC KITTEN©, and features her adorable signature character, Miss Fifi.
Silvia was adored, admired and respected by all who met her, and her life's mission will be carried forward by all whom she inspired.