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1987, Malagon, Ciudad Real. From early childhood he already showed attitudes and aptitudes for artistic creation, which increased over the years and the first prizes for drawing at school.

Drawing and painting were always present in my life.

      I finished my university studies and although I trained as a Nurse, a profession that I have been working on since 2008, although I have never abandoned my artistic side, what is more, the need to create and investigate in the plastic arts was ever greater.

During 2012 I was in a time of experimentation with all drawing techniques: chalk, charcoal, ink, sanguine... and it was at that moment that I decided to buy a small box of watercolours. That moment was key, it was from there that a great revolution began and where I fully entered the world of watercolor, art and painting.


       From there began a stage of hard work, study and experimentation, the first contests, prizes and natural painting competitions. There was a lot of work and a lot of passion, and soon the good results began to come in, as well as their rewards in the form of awards and recognition. I have been self-taught in my training

       From 2012 until now I have been lucky enough to accumulate more than 120 prizes in national painting contests and natural painting contests and more than a dozen international prizes. Among many of them, first prizes in the categories of Painting, Watercolor and Drawing, as well as first prizes in watercolor at an international level. I also work for several Art Galleries and have made several solo and group exhibitions.

       In 2017 I won the First Prize of the I Villa de Rascaría Intentional Watercolor Contest, whose prize consisted of a Cultural immersion trip through China, where I had the opportunity to visit Faculties and Fine Arts centers, museums, exhibitions, and work and learn from Chinese painting and calligraphy artists. It was a very inspiring and very influential journey for my painting, not only from a technical and aesthetic point of view, but also from other planes and concepts.

      In 2017 I started working as a watercolor teacher: Workshops, workshops, masterclasses and regular watercolor classes, in person in Madrid, Segovia, Seville or Ciudad Real. With the arrival of the pandemic, I also began to teach classes online, for students from anywhere in the world.       

       Currently, as a member of IWS Spain, I actively participate in international watercolor events, where I have received more than a dozen awards. My works have been alongside those of great international artists  in Russia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Mexico, India, Pakistan, China or Fabriano.

       As a plastic artist, I know and practice all the techniques of practical expression, as well as the rest of pictorial techniques, but watercolor is the technique that best suits my way of feeling and creating, with which I have a greater link to time to represent and feel in the creative process.


       For me, watercolor is a wonderful technique, fast, spontaneous, sublime and with its own character and soul. Also, it's addictive.   All of us who have immersed ourselves in this beautiful technique have been hooked and amazed by it forever.

       It fascinates me how the conjunction of paper, water and pigments can create such beautiful stains. The artist's hand, with his brushes, and depending on how he combines the above elements, can generate a wide variety of effects, colors, subtleties or textures.

       In addition, the final finish in watercolor does not only depend on the artist's hand, as I said before, watercolor has its own soul, many times unique stains and accidents are generated by the humidity of the paper or the environment, the inclination of the paper or the type of pigment… For me it is very important to maintain a constant dialogue with watercolor during the pictorial process, we must adapt to its language and take advantage of and include the “accidents” on the paper in the final result of the work.

       I love the variety of stains, textures and effects that can be generated with watercolor, and I don't limit myself to just one way of painting, there are artists who only paint dry and others who only paint wet. I like to use all the different effects in my paintings, and thus have a wide language and represent each object with a different finish. I also like to enrich my works by using all possible resources: scratches, glazes, different textures, grains, watercolor fillings, splashes... I try to include as many of these resources in each of my paintings.  Watercolor has its own unique qualities, such as speed, transparency, spontaneity... so I like to enhance them and get the most out of them, I like to honor all the qualities of this beautiful technique


      For me painting is not just a simple representation of a photograph or a location. I paint to express emotions or sensations, and I also seek to generate these types of feelings in the eye of the beholder. Almost always I try to make changes, introduce or remove elements in what I represent, I like each of my works to have an imprint, to have something of me. Among the themes that most attract my attention, are mainly natural landscapes, large spaces, skies and atmospheres of light and color, also dramatic scenes of loneliness and abandonment, as well as everything related to the passage of time and the ephemeral. of things and humanity.

       In general, my painting is figurative, I try to represent reality, although always from a more impressionistic point of view, abstracting on many occasions. I like to seek a synthesis in most of the elements and that the objects remain unfinished. I find it very beautiful that the eye and mind of the observer finish the work based on their memories or experiences. Although on other occasions I like to focus on a small element and pay attention to all the details, thus giving it greater prominence and focusing on the point of interest.


       In conclusion, for me, the fundamental pillars on which I focus my attention when creating, and that  I try to transmit when teaching are: special attention to composition, taking care of the intention of the work, chromatic harmony, synthesis of elements, use of various technical effects and watercolor resources, leaving my own artist's mark on each work and try to put passion and feeling in each and every one of the works with the intention of evoking sensations to the viewer.

       Personally, for me, art, painting, watercolor… are something far beyond a hobby, a profession or a way of life, they are a vital necessity, my passion, my life engine. Something that I need to do, which often serves as therapy, as an escape… for this reason, I cannot imagine a future without being linked to creation and without being surrounded by tubes, brushes and paper.


Juan Saturio   |   Plastic artist, 2022



I did not know who would have painted that watercolor that I stumbled upon and that hooked me from the first moment. I dug around and came across one of the brightest and most mature versions I had ever seen of how to paint forests and trees full of light and mystery, but based on precise brush drawing. I still didn't know Juan Saturio but I immediately invited him to give a Master Class that was a complete success. At that time he was one of the best painters of forests and trees, now he is one of the best painters of any subject.

Juan is, in my opinion, the most surprising young watercolorist on the current scene.

Enrique Alda   |  Alda Gallery and Academy with  Lemon,  Creative Director of Advertising and  Artist.


Juan Saturio, the road hunter

Juan Saturio, an artist who is always looking for new corners to paint, new techniques to take advantage of and new environments to capture. It is with watercolor that our artist can describe the a priori emotion that he gathers from the moment and the place where he is, which is why it is undoubtedly his best travel companion. Our painter's gaze stops curiously to capture the moment in his work, this is how he conveys an impression to us in the form of a sublime landscape and makes Juan's work have an intimate accent; a very personal choice in each of his paintings.  

The passion for traveling is generated by the passion for painting, which is why we will say that Juan is an artist who “makes his way by painting”. The expertise of this watercolorist will continue to seek new paths that lead to new emotions to paint.

Gillermo Gomez   |   Bachelor of Art History, Cultural Blogger ElMonoliso


In his watercolors there are two fundamental principles, cleanliness of color, which carries with it the light, and the brushstroke.

That translucency of the tonal mass and the cleanliness in the treatment of the line are simply brilliant.

Such arid themes that it raises, between the rustic architecture and the backwardness of the electrical in its tatters, are not elements to give brilliance to the technique, they are a problem, which it turns into plastic brilliance. The moderation before the folkloric, that is to say, the sobriety of respect before the subject, is only within the reach of very few.

Drawing and composition complete an aesthetic picture that runs through his well-known work.

I thank you for making me enjoy what was well done.

I think it offers watercolor the plastic value it deserves*.

Being the watercolor the most difficult technique, when it is not disguised as a note. 

Peter Cabarcos   |   Artist, Professor of Drawing, Bachelor of Art History

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