Artist Statement   CV

Born in 1968, Luis lived the first ten years of his life in Mexico City with his family (a Cuban born father, a Mexican-Lebanese mother, and an older brother and sister.) His passionate and diverse extended family includes artisans, dancers and bullfighters who surrounded his early life. At age seven after demonstrating an innate talent like his father’s, his parents enrolled him in Mexico’s Prestigious Museo De Bellas Artes. This schooling was combined for several years with Luis’ observation of his father’s techniques and work, starting a valuable trend in self study. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1979.

After graduating from high school in 1987, Luis attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where he studied Art History, Perspective, and Life Drawing.
Luis is a dedicated, professional, passionate and inspired painter.  He enters all that he does from a place of curiosity and with a keen mind for business.  In 1997, Luis established L.S. Design, a company producing hand-painted frescoes sold in the gift industry. In its five years of business, L.S. Design became a leading company for fine-accent design. He was represented by both East and West coast representatives in over 120 stores in urban centers across the US and Canada. His work has appeared in various magazine campaigns, TV’s “Sex in the City”, and in several motion pictures. In order to focus on painting