Enrique Aldana was born in Guadalajara, MX and moved to the US (Potsdam NY) at the age of 5. Later, he moved to Tucson in 1980, attended Amphi Schools and graduated from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona. Enrique is married to Katie and a father of two teenage daughters, Sophie and Marissa…
Currently, the Senior Director of Development at Arizona Public Media (PBS and NPR), his hobbies include cooking and photography. In 2021, at the encouragement of my daughter Sophie, I founded Yours Truly Notecards utilizing my photographs/artwork, originally to help raise funds for nonprofits, like Youth On Their Own and Ben’s Bells and now to continue my mission to give back through featured artists that can be found by visiting yourstrulynotecards.com
The Tucson Gallery Asked Each Artist The Same Questions To Get To Know Them Better
Where did you grow up?
Original from Guadalajara, MX, Moved to the US at the age of five. Grew up in Potsdam, NY and moved to Tucson in 1980 where I attended Amphi Jr. High and High school. Alum of the University of Arizona, Eller College of Business
Tell us about your family
I’ve been married 24 years to Katie and have two daughter’s, Sophie 19, and Marissa, 18
Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them?
I have a cockapoo, named Gracie, Two cats, French Fry and Abby and a four year old desert tortoise, Franklin
When did you know that you would be an artist?
I still don’t know that I am 🙂 I enjoy taking photos of our beautiful desert and surroundings.
What is your favorite media to work with?
Camera and Prints
What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do (Tom’s way of asking)? Or, what do you do when you’re not doing your art?
Spending time with my daughters and I also love to cook and grill.