GOYO DOMINGUEZ was born in Fuentecen, Spain in 1960. He spent his formative years studying for the priesthood which later was to have a profound effect on his work. His extraordinary natural talent was recognised and encouraged by the church resulting in the commission of numerous murals in colleges and churches throughout Spain and in the Vatican. At the age of 25 he gave up his vocation to forge his own career as a professional artist. Dominguez is a romantic realist who creates compositions wherein one finds charismatic atmospheres and enigmatic moods behind a façade of tranquillity. His ecclesiastical upbringing and training reveal themselves in his natural intellectual ability to assimilate the history and culture of his homeland and depict these roots in an ordered harmony of form and colour. His fascination with works of the 16th and 17th century inspires his favourite themes, the human body and still life. The intriguing result is a contemporary fusion of Renaissance Europe and the Classical World, often combined with abstract elements, transcending the classical past and the present day. Dominguez is established as one of Spain’s leading figurative painters, acknowledged and admired by Spanish Royalty. The recipient of numerous awards, his imagery has been used extensively on postage stamps by the Spanish Postal Service.