Ernesto Ramirez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in Mazatlán. From a very young age he had a passion for the arts, building design, and creativity, and completed his first painting of a horse on the beach at age 12 that won a school competition. Unfortunately, as a youth his painting took a back seat to his focus of becoming an architect.
After high school Ernesto returned to Guanajuato to study architecture. During college, he rediscovered his passion for painting.
After graduating college, he lived and worked as an architect in several cities in Mexico, the most recent being Tijuana. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and began a career in construction and bathroom and kitchen design. Busy with professional ambitions, his painting would once again take a back seat. Ernest eventually settled in Long Beach in 2007.
Claiming Frida Kahlo as being a predominate influence, in 2017 he rediscovered this passion for painting once again and is currently dedicating more time to his art.