Francisco Reyes was born in San Francisco Goteras, Morazán, El Salvador on October 2, 1957. He studied architecture, general culture and fine arts, psychology and theology at both the University of El Salvador and the Central American University Jose Simeon Cañas (UCA).
This talented and fine artist is the son of renowned painter Rolando Reyes Salvadoran Cerrato, who learned the magic of combining the colors in the palette. "At home, the common language was art: art magazines, the smell of paint and oil, resin and oil. My first steps were with my dad, using paint residue he left. So I started", says the artist who is a tireless reader and who in his student days preferred books of fiction to regular classes at school.
He started making art formally in 1976, when he was scarcely nineteen. He started testing with all techniques: pastel, plaster, acrylics, oil, and graphite pencils, before finding a spiritual and magical connection with watercolor.
Reyes has also written several books of fables, including "Fables polychrome", with a foreword by Luis Gallegos Valdés. "Reading, writing and painting, that's my life," says the artist who after touring the galleries of the world considers it necessary to devote himself to painting full time.
At the Ministry of Culture, Reyes was selected Artist of the Month at the National Exhibition Hall Salarrué, in September 2010.
Francisco Reyes, Path of peace, 135x101cm, acrylic on canvas; Courtesy of the artist
Francisco Reyes, Entering paradise, 53x53 inches, acrylic on canvas; Courtesy of the artist
Francisco Reyes, Enlightenment of Love, 53x40 inches, acrylic on canvas; Courtesy of the artist