Carlos Arriola was born in Guatemala City on February 2, 1966. Son of professor Victor Arriola who taught him art from an early age with his twin brother Guillermo and younger brother Victor Manuel. With more than 35 years in the field of painting, Carlos has worked in teaching, as an artist and Director of art galleries.
Carlos has exhibited in numerous private and collective exhibitions inside and outside his country. He consider himself as a versatile artist in the expression of creativity. Has developed different styles, techniques and themes specially in wildlife issues. He emphasizes the equestrian theme in which he is recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of equestrian themes in Latin America.
In marine subjects he has specialized in sailfish since Guatemala is considered the chamber of sailfish in the whole world.
As a creative artist he is also involved in the adventure of modern art whose trend is abstract expressionism.
Carlos studied architecture at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and Monument Conservation at Rafael Landívar University. These studies have made him develop another line in his art as are the landscapes and architecture of his country and Latin America.
The Bill Fish Foundation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Artist of the Year (2001)
Ridge Art Association
Winter Haven, FL
1st Prize – Best in Show (2001)
1st Prize – Ecological Painting of the Year (2003)
Beaux Arts Festival
Lowe Arts Museum
University of Miami, FL
Blue Ribbon (2001 – 2003)
Alambra Tower – Coral Gables, Florida
11 oil paintings on canvas
Themes: Spain Gothic Cathedrals
San Ignacio de Loyola Church – NY
14 Villa Crusis stations in Virgen de Guadalupe Chapel
34 Guatemala Embassies around the world