Father and son display there art at the assisted living facility where José's father resided.
José’s artistry, approach and professional attitude are outstanding. Nicholas E.
He is incredibly talented and a Visionary.
His work inspires you to feel something in your heart.
For José, the fascinating world of art came to life at the tender age of four. Inspired by his father, Francisco, who served as his first art teacher, he knew early on that the paintbrush and easel would be his life-long tools. He has been drawing ever since.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jose’s studio is located in the Whittier home he has shared with his wife and son for more than twenty years.
While a senior in high school, Jose attended, Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, (before it was moved to Pasadena, CA). There he participated in program for high school students. The classes met on Saturday mornings. He studied life drawing.
He was mostly influenced by illustrators such as Norman Rockwell, J.C. Lyendecker, Bob Peak, Richard Amsel and Drew Struzan. In 1985, Jose was one of twenty five artists chosen to attend a week long workshop given by Drew Struzan. Drew’s work is widely recognized throughout the world for his movie poster art.
In 2005, His cover art for Lost in the Sun, garnered him a silver award in the Portfolios.com international awards.
José is a member of the Whittier Artists Association and Artist Community of Whittier (ACW).
What I love about José's artwork is, it really inspires you to feel something in your heart. José is an extremely talented artist, and we are to be in partnership with him.
Carol Crosby, Executive Director, Whittier Area Chamber
José has an uncanny ability to take the essence of whatever the art project may be, and make a reality. I know very few people that can do that.
Wallace Wasinack, Author of Lost In The Sun
And Former Educator
José came up with an excellent cover illustration. He epitomized my life in one fantastic image. Thanks José.
Roy Gleason, Former Los Angeles Dodger
And Veteran of the Vietnam War