He began studying architecture at the age of 17, but also started painting. He lists his primary influences as Van Gogh, Tamayo, Lam, Matta and the surrealist movement.
In 1976, after attending a lecture by Henry Miller, he started to travel to the world. Stops included Italy, France, Guatemala and Egypt. It was during this time he started to develop his themes for his paintings, and afterwards began his career with his first exposition in France.
His Principle Individual Exhibitions:
Fondation Culturelle Miguel Cabrera, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1973
Los Cuatro Tierras, Belles Artes, México, D.F., 1994
Los Cuatro Tierras, Miami DADE College, Kendall Campus Gallery, 1994
The Four Lands, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., 1995
Tierra Prometida, Instituto Mexicano de Cultura, Madrid, Spain, 2001
Oriente extrême, Mextropolitana de la UAM, México, D.F., 2002
Tierra, Agua, Fuego y Viento, Jardín de las Esculturas,
Xalapa, México, 2003