Adán J. Céspedes was born in Almeria in 1975. From a very young age, his interest in art was growing through the passion and family painting collection with pieces by some of the Great Spanish Masters of the 19th Century or oriental sculptures among other pieces.
He studied works of recognized artists, influencing especially by the compositions, the ways of staining and oriental themes and costumbristas, represented in pieces of Masters such as José Jiménez Aranda, Mariano Fortuny, Francisco Pradilla, José Benlliure, Villegas and Cordero, and of course, the naturalness and light in the work of Joaquín Sorolla.
Learning fully self-taught, including skills for drawing and the plastic arts from very early ages, his artistic evolution was marked by the influence of Japanese illustration and classic cinema or the 80s, which prompted him to use techniques of drawing with pens and inks, oils and acrylics, in the reproduction of works, among others, of the illustrator Drew Struzan or the genius of the Japanese anime Hayao Miyazaki.
Despite the difficulty of the challenge, during the 2000s, in the search for a style of its own, with the focus on the ease, themes and quality of the great classics or the master Alvarian watercolorist Julio Visconti himself, he began using watercolor painting techniques which with he discovered new and surprising nuances of color and transparency, and which with he could achieve more impulsive and fresh results.