Local artist Alfonso Jiménez Barrera will be exhibiting some of his paintings at the Santo Domingo cultural centre this coming week. Visitors to the flamenco bar on the Plaza Alta will already by familiar with his signature work, a stunning townscape of Alcalá, painted in photographic detail, which hangs in the dining area.
The exhibition is organised by the alumni association of the Sagrada Familia school (SAFA), and is open from 8 pm starting Saturday 11 August.
Born in Alcalá de los Gazules in 1959, Alfonso has always been interested in the arts, especially painting and drawing. Over the past few years he has dedicated himself full-time to his artistic works, and is well on the way to making a name for himself across Spain, winning various awards and participating in exhibitions in Barcelona and Madrid.
Alfonso is self-taught, and is now passing on his techniques to local adults and children in classes held his own workshop. His skill and patience as a teacher bring out abilities they never knew they had.