Luis Fuentes is a native of Peru, born in 1969 to a family of artists. After completing high school, Luis studied at the University in Arequipa, Perú, to pursue a degree in architecture and fine arts, but came to realize painting was his true vocation so he dedicated his efforts to complete his fine art training in 1990 at the School of Fine Arts in Arequipa, Perú.
In 1990, while he was still a student, he won first prize in the Peruvian National Watercolor Competition. This prestigious event earned Luis both recognition and the opportunity to show his work in galleries in his country. Today, Luis shows his work worldwide.
One of the most important elements of Luis’ artwork is the contrast between light and shadow. Each painting features rich shadows and bright highlights, to give his work a glowing illusion of reality.
Luis Fuentes’s work is represented By: The Shayne Gallery, Montreal QC, Canada – Yallingup Galleries, Yallingup , WA, Australia – Folger Galleries, Midland , TX, USA and ARTE funktional, Kelowna BC, Canada.
April 2016 , Solo artist, World Art Dubai 2016, Dubai UAE,
May 2016, Artist in Residency at Mackie Lake House, Coldstream, BC
May 2016, Show in Vernon Public Art Gallery