Flora Ramírez-Bustamante grew up in Madrid, Spain. She is a linguist and an artist. As a young adult, she lived and studied in Madrid, Barcelona (Spain) and Athens (Greece). She emigrated to the United States in 2001 and currently lives in the Seattle area. Ramírez- Bustamante is a self-taught artist. She began her artistic training when she moved to the States at local private art schools. She has been painting for more than 20 years. Ramírez- Bustamante has participated in two artists and group exhibitions in Seattle, Oregon and Hawaii.