Eduardo C. Ybarra was bom in Robstown, Texas. His parents were migrant workers with little to no education. At the age of seven, Edu-ardo and his older brother began to help the family and worked picking cotton in the scorching cotton fields of South Texas.
He grew up in abject poverty in the Barrios of Robstown and his for-midable years were strongly influenced by what he was experiencing.
He developed a passion for drawing, painting, sketching, and his re-markable talents did not go unnoticed by his peers, teachers, and family members. At 18 years old, he enlisted in the United States Navy and as he began to explore new countries and various art forms, he also honed his skills. At this stage of his career, Eduardo began to refine his draw-ings, explore other art forms such as wooden art pieces, and musical in-spiration. Through all of these experiences, he began to develop his own brand of unique eclectic art which combines modemism, realism, ab-stract, and folk art that would eventually lead him to develop his own unique art form.
For much of Eduardo's career, he has wrestled with the demons of alcoholism. In 2006, Eduardo, son of an alcoholic father, received a divine healing from his alcoholism and began to build a strong rela-tionship with his Holy Father. He believes that God healed him and his art work now reflects his interpretations of this most divine in-tervention. As a testament to this new found inspiration, one of his most famous art pieces is the "The Consuming Fire." Eduardo has since been sober for more than 14 years, thanks to our Lord, Jesus Christ.