About Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been on a quest to convincingly represent on canvas what I see in the physical world, what I see in my mind and what I feel. My ideal is to find that exquisite middle ground between the three.

As an artist I love to find inspiration in unpredictable places and situations. It could be getting lost in a conversation, hearing a piece of music for the first time, or exploring landscapes in the countryside. I enjoy trying to tame the difficult medium that is oil paint, as well as the mess and accidents that happen when using it. One of my priorities as an artist has been to explore many different styles, mindsets and methods of painting that often have little to do with each other, and to bring them together in a coherent and satisfying way.

I want my paintings to transport the viewer into a dreamlike atmosphere, and at the same time give a familiar feeling. I want them to be beautiful physical objects that the viewer can get lost in, explore and ultimately be moved by.

I currently live in Denver, Colorado where the grandeur of nature permeates my work.

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Biography

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Querétaro, Mexico. I also hold Swiss nationality which has exposed me to a variety of cultures from an early age. As an emerging artist exploring the infinite possibilities offered by oil painting, I seek to create ambiguous, yet tangible atmospheres tinged with a nostalgic vibe.

I began my career as an artist by participating in several workshops in Querétaro, including a painting course with Mexican realist artist Ramsés de la Cruz. I then went on to study a degree in visual arts at the Instituto Allende, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I studied impressionist methods with Guillermo Guerrero, while at the same time refining other painting techniques.

In 2014, I moved to Florence, Italy, where I completed the three-year programme in Drawing and Painting at the Angel Academy of Art.

There I learned the academic methods of the 19th century French school of painting, which not only proved essential in my path as a figurative painter, but also awakened in me a passion for conveying my vision of beauty.

He has had exhibitions in Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City. I also won second place in the 9th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition, as well as first place in the Greenwich Village competition at the Salmagundi Club in New York. I received Honorable Mentions in several competitions, including the ARC Salon and was selected for the MOD Portrait 2020 Exhibition.

Today I explore the creation of diverse scenes that combine a wide variety of elements such as the human figure in interaction with architecture, animals and landscape to create a dynamic narrative.

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Studies

2021

  • Online course "Three Stages of Painting" with Will St.John

2020

  • Drawing and Composition online course by Will Weston
  • Will Weston's Dress Design Online Course

2017

  • Principles of Indirect Painting workshop with Charles Weed, September

2014 – 2017

  • Drawing and Figurative Painting Programme at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Florence, Italy

2011 – 2013

  • Degree in Visual Arts at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 

2009

  • Oil painting workshop with Ramsés de la Cruz, Querétaro, Qro.

Awards

2021

  • Finalist in International Guild of Realism competition with "Silence" from the Hemispheres series, Arizona.

2020

  • Finalist in ARC Salon competition with "Apollo" from Hemispheres series, New Jersey.

2019

  • 1st Place in the Salmagundi Club competition "Greenwich Village and Surroundings", New York
  • 2nd place in the Plein Air magazine competition with the work "Road to Thame".
  • Honourable Mention in the ARC Salon competition in the Still Life category.

2013

  • 2nd Place Winner of the Santangel Art Biennial, Art Museum of Querétaro, Qro.

Exhibitions and Workshops

2021

  • Still Life Masterclass for the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art

2020

  • Solo exhibition "Hemisphere" at Aldama Fine Art, CDMX
  • Selected for the MOD Portrait exhibition with the work "Light Reading", Barcelona and Zaragoza.
  • Participation in the auction of the Museum of Art of Querétaro with the triptych "Opportunity of Balance".
  • Still Life Masterclass for the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art

2019

  • Solo Exhibition "Tempo" Autumn Gala at Hacienda el Vegil, Querétaro
  • Solo Exhibition "Tempo" at the tempo of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Querétaro
  • Guest Judge at the First Querétaro Madonari Festival
  • Collective exhibition "Tres Visiones", Querétaro
  • Guest artist in exhibition "From Darkness to Light" Organised by Fernando Garrido and Raed Bawayah, Querétaro, Qro.
  • Still Life Masterclass for the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art

2018

  • Solo exhibition "Alquimia Visual" in the temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Querétaro.
  • Group Exhibition and Auction "Memorias en Tránsito" (Memories in Transit) Galería Libertad, Querétaro
  • Collective Exhibition "Conectarte" Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Querétaro

2017

  • Private solo exhibition "Nature and Figure" in Querétaro, Qro.
  • Angel Academy of Art Triennial Academic Exhibition, Florence, Italy

2016

  • Private solo exhibition "Evolution" in Querétaro, Qro.
  • Solo exhibition "Evolution" at the German Club in Mexico City.

2015

  • Solo exhibition "Albores" at Galerías Morlet, Querétaro

Publications

2021

  • Bilingual catalogue for the series "Hemispheres" by Aldama Fine Art
  • Article in Noticias newspaper for exhibition "Hemisferios", Querétaro
  • Personal article for Periódico AM, Jóvenes Emprendedores de Querétaro, Qro.

2020

  • Radio interview for RR Noticias with Roberto Gonzáles, director of MAQRO

2019

  • Group interview for young entrepreneurs with Luis Nava, Mayor of the city of Querétaro
  • Interview with acclaimed art critic Avelina Lesper for TV Milenio

2018

  • Personal article for AM newspaper, young entrepreneurs in Querétaro
  • Article in the Querétaro newspaper for the exhibition "Natrualeza y Figura".
  • Article in the newspaper AM for the solo exhibition "Alquimia Visual", Querétaro.
  • Article for the magazine Clase del Periódico Universal for the exhibition "Alquimia Visual", Querétaro.

2011

  • Painting and article published in the book Eight Arms of Inspiration,The Octopus Art Project by Jinxi Caddel

Mexican Figurative Painter

One of my priorities as an artist has been to explore many different styles, mentalities and methods of painting that often have little to do with each other.