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Carmen Peña was born in 1967 in Almería, and grew up in Madrid and Guadalajara, always keeping alive her sense of belonging to her land of origin. Despite her early interest in drawing and painting, encouraged and celebrated by her father, Mr. Antonio Peña, she took a degree in Economics. She graduated in 1991 and worked for several companies in Administrative and Financial areas. In 1996 she got married and moved to Valladolid, where she actually lives. During those years, her interest in Art didn’t flag anytime. Nevertheless, her artistic activity was pushed into the background, since her life centered on her family In 2003 she begun studying drawing and painting with a teacher. After a first stage in which she painted in oils, in 2005 she continued her learning with Nela Prieto, whom she considers her great master. Then Carmen explored her most personal side in Art, working with mixed techniques in various mediums, and showing her works to the public. From her first exhibitions in 2006 until now, Carmen Peña has developed several painting collections, exploring different techniques and fitting them to her distinct style. Actually Carmen Peña is learning engraving and watercolor techniques.