Guillermo is a Matses artist. He developed a passion for drawing when he was a child and started colouring using forest soil. Now he works for the Ministry of Education in Peru. He is the lead artist and artistic director of Amazonimations.
The Matses are an indigenous people living in Peruvian Amazonia. They lived in isolation deep in the rainforest until recently, but in the past thirty years, they have become closer to the world of ‘chotac’ – non-indigenous people. Their traditional lifestyle in the rainforest is based on hunting and foraging, and to present date, the elders continue to hunt wild animals, fight off Jaguars, use medicinal plants and tell stories of dangerous forest spirits.