Juan Becerra says he is not an artist. He just paints for relaxation and enjoyment. He came to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico, 28 years ago and has lived in Kenosha for the last four years. Juan has a day job, and works with furniture on the side, but when he wants to relax, he paints beautiful pictures.
Juan began drawing pictures with colored pencils when he was 7 years old, and he has been creating works of art ever since. His pictures, which he paints with oils, is rich with color and depict the beauty of that which is natural – the trees, the flowers, the land, and its people. He paints not to sell his work, but just to relax – to calm his spirit. Through painting he is able to share the beauty of his homeland, the places he has seen, and the joy that this expression brings.