A metal cage with many different angels on it.

Passionate Artist & Sport Fisherman Enthusiast

Armando R. Hevia, a passionate artist and sport fisherman enthusiast, was born in Havana, Cuba, but moved to the U.S. as a young child. He has lived in Orlando, Florida, since 1972. Fortunately, Florida is a premier destination for fishing, and the open seas have given him a wide realm of observation and discernment, fueling his creativity to replicate sea life in his vision. Get in touch to learn more about Armando Robert Hevia.

Armando has always loved drawing and studied Commercial Art and Welding at Mid-Florida Tech in Orlando. His welding knowledge prompted him to experiment with creating his first metal sculpture over 20 years ago. What began as a hobby has become much more, and he has methodically developed his stainless steel sculptures depicting sea life. All sculptures begin with a hand-drawn design before the metal is cut to the proper specifications of each fish. He then grinds each piece to add depth and dimension to each piece.

The array of colors is achieved by controlled heat, called fire color. The colors are not painted but rather drawn out of the metal by different heat temperatures. The colors are then embedded into the steel permanently. Each piece is original, and no two pieces are alike.

Armando, as a metal sculpture artist, not only has a passion for but takes pride in each piece of art he creates. He has an innate, intuitive gift for art and is willing and able to create anything the mind can imagine.