Luis was born in 1966 in Apaseo El Grande, Guanajuato, México. He started painting when he was 12, at a very early age
he had very strong painting skills. Even when he got a bachelor degree in Food Engineering from the Technological Institute of
Celaya, Guanajuato, México he did not exercised this profesion because of his passion for painting.
Luis defines himself as a contemporary Mexicanist artist. Most of his fine oil paintings define the
Mexican architecture and its integration with nature with an extraordinary representation of light and shades.
From 1985 to 1991 he studied painting at the Culture House "Casa de la Cultura" in Celaya, Guanajuato, México; that depends from
the National Institute of Fine Arts "Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes". To make his skills perfect, from
1992 to 1994 he stayed with the Mexican artist Jorge Curiel.
In 1996 he studied side by side with the artist Luis Nishisawa (Arts National Award, Arts Museum in Toluca, México) with whom he learned the
light-shadowing he currently uses mostly in all his fine oil paintings.
From the streets of San Miguel de Allende, Gto. and its cathedral to Apaseo el Grande; from a sunflower to a
lily flower his contemporary oil paintings always have a magnificent representation of the landscape they are created and extracted from.
Luis does an excellent job in extracting nature characteristics and putting them on the canvas, especially with
the light. Take a look to our oil paintings exclusive collection and you will discover by yourself what we mean by that.
All our Mexican oil paintings are unique. It is an artist policy not to duplicate his oil paintings for an added value
to the existing ones. If he is ever asked to replicate an oil on canvas painting, he just takes the original one and changes
some features to make them not exactly the same.
Luis enjoys painting relaxing scenes where the shades and relief in landscapes invoque your dreams and bring joy and
peace to your soul and mind. Each one of the fine oil paintings promotes the love for nature.
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