Luis Fuentes was born in Arequipa, Peru in 1969 to a family of artists. Luis entered university 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 at Carlos Baca Flor School. 1991 Fuentes has received much recognition for his artistic work, including First Prize in the prestigious Peruvian National Watercolor Competition in1990.He was awarded a Diploma of Recognition in 1991 by the Peruvian National Cultural Institute for his contributions to the development of Peruvian art.
Fuentes’s portfolio includes both watercolor and oils, in which he works with equal proficiency. His works of art are found in Art Galleries and private collections in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
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.