Born in El Salvador, Jose studied drawing at the Contemporary Art Academy under the tutelage of painter Miguel Angel Orellana (1929-2010). With studies and professional experience in advertising and graphic arts - both influencing his work, Jose uses mixed media techniques on most pieces, and his themes are varied: landscape, streetscape, still life, and the human figure. Within his production, the variety of work and life experiences have led the artist to his own nostalgic expressions, in which texture, geometry, and colour in the forms represented, are valued. He is currently a teacher of graphic design at The Gordon, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The artist's works are in many private collections, locally and abroad.