A native of the Cayo district in Belize, Ismael was born May 11th of 1973. At a tender age of seven he first started sketching. Being self taught Ismael started painting in oils at the age of 15 and in the year 2008 he continued on to painting with acrylic paints. He has a great passion for the indigenous Mayan History and hieroglyphics of Belize. He calls the technique he does “Mystic Art”. He is enamoured with realistic art as well as carvings. His mystic mayan art has reached many art lovers globally.