Luis Fuentes was born in 1969 in Arequipa, Peru. 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. The work of Luis Fuentes is found in Art Galleries and private collections in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.