Im a Spanish-Mexican artist residing in London. Visual Arts MA from
San Carlos Academy (UNAM), Mexico.
I have been a Symbolist and Surrealist painter, sculptor and amateur
paleontologist for most of my life.
A professional illustrator for more than 20 years, Im currently
devoting most of my time to nature illustration and paleontological
reconstructions. Ive recently worked with George Olshevsky in
The Birds First. A Theory To Fit The Facts, OMNI, June 1994 and
also with William Blows restoring a new version of
I have participated in several Dinosaur Art exhibitions, among them one at
the Dinamation Centre in Fruita Colorado in 1995, where I could attend
lectures by Jim Kirkland and Bob Bakker.
I have also collaborated in Dinosaur books from Usborne Publishing,
Kingfisher, Wayland Publishers, Marvel Comics (Dinosaurs: A
Celebration) and many others while at the same time keeping
independent research and continuing with dinosaur restorations of my own.
This has been appreciated by private collectors from the U.S. that keep
commissioning me to do paintings for their own exhibitions and
I have been accepted as a member of the SVP (Society of Vertebrate
Paleontology) this year.
While I consider the anatomical reconstructions of the animals my
forte, I also started reconstructing habitats from different
parts of the world in different geological eras, trying to keep a very
critical eye on my own restorations and using as much available data as
possible, but keeping an open mind and not being afraid of getting into
risky, hypothetical reconstructions within the limits of what can be
My main influences have been Robert Bakker and Gregory S. Paul, the two
people that I consider mainly responsible for giving dinosaurs their own
character as a species. Im also known as a defender of the hypothesis
of high metabolism in the Dinosauria in general and the fact that birds are
direct descendants of the dinosaurs.
I also like to reconstruct my dinosaurs with feathers when the skeletal
anatomy and size of the animal is suggestive enough to do so.
My works technique is mixed media using acrylics and inks with
airbrush, color pencils and markers over cardboard. I also do clay