I was born in the Andes Mountains of Peru in 1950. I spent a vibrant early childhood in a magical landscape, exposed to the rhythms and colors of daily rural life, and later moved with my family to Lima.
Since 1980, I have dedicated myself completely to mastering the drawing and painting techniques of the past, including the egg tempera-oil mixed technique which I learned from the painter Ernst Fuchs in Austria. During the late 80's and early 90's, I began exhibiting in group-shows and continued to further my training with various teachers. This led me to eventually contact the great Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, and in the year 2000, I was invited to come to Norway to work at his side. Since then I have been showing every year in Norway, Italy, England and/or the USA.