After finishing his studies at the National School of Arts in Honduras, Luis H. Padilla (1947) decided to explore a number of languages seeking to increase his knowledge of sociological issues. His first works resemble Mexican muralists, but he quickly shifted towards a more direct and sarcastic figuration, all at the end of the 1960s. Upon entering the next decade, linguistic and conceptual affinity lead him to the “Taller de la Merced” (Translation would be Workshop of Mercy) where he worked from 1974 to 1976. While working in this workshop, his work went through a transformation and he esplored the critical expressionism style.
Now the painting is decanted and is not difficult to establish its iconography. Together with the artist Moises Becerra, we can say that Padilla is characterized by placing women at the center of his art. because of this reason, in Honduras he is considered as the greatest painter of Honduran women.