Emilio Ramirez is very different today from the young artist he was in the 80's when sign painting and portraits were his main source of income. He sporadically returns to these previous styles as a necessary exercise to prove to himself and to others that he continues to be capable of the skills needed for portraitist and realism.
Emilio's development as an artist has been cautious and disciplined, a carefully guarded path, to become what he is in the present. His maturing path has unfolded in a well-founded formula changing Emilio from a representational and illustrative artist to a new abstract and surrealist artist. This change has proved to be prudent and has slowly developed from his previous styles.
At present Emilio has begun to reinvent a world of element, form, and colour. In the aquatic fauna and flora theme, his expression of growth is expanding into thoughts of rebirth and the need to care for the environment. However, also in this current period of artistic gestation Emilio continues to be faithful to his skill of portraying vibrant representational themes about people.