Joan Puerto was born in 1968 in Santander (Spain). He grew up there, close to the sea. In his childhood, he used to spend many hours a day on the beach and the rocks, exploring and absorbing the seashore.
As an adolescent he began to paint in watercolours and made the decision to become an artist, going on to study in Madrid and Paris. He gained recognition from his tutors and started a successful career with his powerful but tender seascapes.
His work is now collected and exhibited all over the world.