A little over twenty years ago, Hilario Gutierrez had an epiphany in Monument Valley, Arizona that changed his life. This epiphany instantly led him to become an artist after thirty five years as a hairstylist and master colorist
. Before his life as an artist, Gutierrez attended Phoenix College studying fine art photography. Gutierrez's unique abstract art was created mostly by acrylic paint. After going to school for art, he then went to a beauty school and in 1977 received a cosmetology license. When asked to describe the style of art he creates, Gutierrez said "Organic and chaotic, with a hint of calm that vibrates to a natural rhythm."