Jose Antonio Pineda was born in 1950 in Granada, Spain. At eight years old he moved with his family to Barcelona and at 16 began working in the advertising world and performs both illustrations for children's and youth issues. His desire to paint led him to leave Barcelona in search of landscapes. He settled in Ametilla de Mar, located along the Mediterranean. Pineda found inspiration in this setting. After his first local solo exhibition he traveled to Paris to continue to show his work. This led him to travel extensively throughout Europe and America doing shows as he continues to perfect his unique style of light and color in a variety of work including women, landscapes and still life. Pineda takes women and blends their images with their surroundings, framing them in his paintings, with rocks, soil, sea, color and light.