Attracted by the sea and by the need to engage in a remunerated job I joined the Merchant Navy. I sailed all over the world for 12 years reaching the Rank of Captain. It was a period that had a significant impact in my life; a whole new world to be discovered, new places, new people, I haven`t stopped since.
At some point in time I decided to quit the sea and dedicate my life to Art, which I had wanted to do all my life anyway. With reasonable economic means, I went to London, after a brief sojourn in Madrid, and I enrolled in the old and prestigious Heatherly Art School, a private institution, to this day the only existing Art School that still teaches Art its own way rather than follow academic curriculums set up by ignorant authorities.
From there I moved to Chelsea School of Art (London University) where I graduated, degree and all like a proper conventional student.
From then on life took its course. I stayed in London, married, had children (4), I became involved in business, painting whenever it was possible. Years later I returned to Spain settling in Vigo and sorroundign area. Now I live in Tui, an old village that reminds me of my native Ourense….the feel and smell of old stones.
And that is the outline of my life. The rest I try to put in my paintings.
In my painting I want to communicate to the viewer the idea that the world around us,from the monumental to the minuscule, holds the key to our understanding of the human condition. I seek to reach harmony between man and the universe, and I believe that such harmony can be found in everyday objects, in the most common of images,in the most menial tasks. And that is what I paint.