I grew up living above my parent’s restaurant, which meant that I didn’t get a lot of time to hang out with my dad but when he finished service, I would join him in the studio to do my art homework. When he wasn’t being a chef, his other passion for painting took over, I guess it was then that my love for painting really started to flourish. I can’t say that I enjoyed education too much, so when I realised that I could study art at university I pursued that and acquired a degree in Falmouth, Cornwall.
My recent documentation of endangered creatures and raising of awareness of statistics has on occasions brought the notion of activism to light. I find this title a bit daunting as I only see myself as an artist, but I definitely see the power of visual language upon a wider audience and I’m enjoying utilising that power via my murals and the modern world of social networking.
Take a look at some of Luis’s other work on his website