Fran A.H. Alvarado
Born in Rociana del Condado, 1975.

His work focuses on the representation of animal world, regardless of the material or technique, whether that be drawing, painting, engraving or sculpture.

At present he is working on two artistic projects: 'PAISAJES' where he shows wildlife observed in Doñana, the Odiel Marshes, Tablas de Daimiel and other lake areas of the Upper Guadiana and Cabo de Gata (Almería)... being drawing the main means and ‘NOSTALGIA’, where he comes back to his childhood and youth, more attached to nature, for inspiration and transforms his experiences on three-dimensional objects.

With academic training, he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts “León Ortega” in Huelva, and then at the Fine Arts Faculty in Seville. He continues his training by attending different specializing courses at the FreeSchool of Fine Arts in Priego de Córdoba, being Mr. Venancio Blanco the teacher, where he learned the art of bronze casting. He has also taken courses in ceramics, design, Japanese binding and casting; specially, the specializationcourse on Fusible Crucible Technique directed by Mr. Juan Carlos Albadalejo Gonzalez, doctor who brought to Spain the use of ceramic shell as material for making molds for artistic casting.

He has made an individual exhibition of drawing and engraving: 'Doñana, mother of all the faunae', which moved around the localities near the Natural Park.

He has participated in more than twenty collective exhibitions, having collaborated in four of the five editions of ‘Wildlife Art Cáceres: the image of nature’, coordinated by Mr. Juan Varela (2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015).

He has been selected for the XL International Exhibition '2015 Birds in Art' in Wausau (Wisconsin - USA), one of the most important exhibitions on Wildlife Art in the world; at the International Fine Arts Contest in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real)in 2012, 2013 and 2015, the oldest contest of art in our country. He has also been selected in the Autumn Exhibition of the Fine Arts Academy of Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville (2012).

In 2007 he joined theSpanish Association of Nature Artists, being its secretary nowadays.