Juan was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he studied architecture. In 1982 he moved to the UK and settled permanently in Scotland, which has since become his adopted home. Interwoven with his professional journey, and from an early age, he has sketched and painted for personal pleasure and satisfaction. He has always been fascinated by shapes, forms, light, shadow, contrast, colours and perspective, and driven by a personal need to capture and record his surroundings. His sketches, portraits and townscapes record places and memories that are special to him: geographically diverse and spanning a chronology of over three decades. His work brings a fresh and different perspective to what might be familiar landmarks or buildings, which he is able to capture directly or from photographs.