Diego Perez is a Mexican artist focus on humor, irony, and traditional techniques. He started painting as a teenager and studied his Bachelor degree in the Art School La Es-meralda, the best Mexican art institution, that was founded in 1927 by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other Mexican artists. His formative influence is the Caravaggio’s Baroque were the realistic observation of the daily life is combine with the dramatic use of light, known as chiaro-scuro.
He received several awards. In 2007 he won the INJUVE National Art and Health Award in Mexico for its painting. In 2014, he won a commission for the National Mu-seum of Science Universum, where he has a permanent exhibition of ten mathematicians por-traits. Pérez has been living and producing in Phoenix for several years, he has been recognized by The Arizona Republic in his monthly program, Who’s Next, that showcases emerging leaders in several areas under age 40. Also, in 2017 he won the first place in the exhibition Conceptions Arts in Los Angeles, and the first place in the juried exhibition The Sunniest Place in Earth by The Yuma Art Center. Now, Diego Pérez is working in a commission for Valley Metro, design-ing art for the South Extension of the Light Rail in the Broadway/Central station in Phoenix, AZ.
Andrea's piece for The Art of Sherlock Holmes USA is based on the story 'Vigor The Hammersmith Wonder' by Mike Hogan. Mike studied English literature and spent many years in business. He writes novels, plays and screenplays, and is a Sherlock Holmes, Monty Python and Frasier fan. He divides his time between the UK and Asia, rides the Amtrak rails in America at least twice a year, and somehow always ends up in New Orleans.
The piece has been released as an authenticated print by the Conan Doyle Estate.