At an early age of 17 and influenced by his well-known visual artist uncles, Rafael and Luis Portilla, he began venturing in the magical worl of art. After a few years of continuous learning in a striving and escalating art business, Darwin established his first “Art Gallery Gala” in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1986. Darwin’s involvement in the cultural world of art is where he discovered that carving was a vital interest in his life. His passion for art sculptures began flourishing the inner artist that hides within every human being. He continued with the promotion of his art gallery and sculptures until the year 2000 when he emigrated to USA. Darwin incorporates and mixes different types of stones (alabaster, marble, soapstone, etc) when creating his unique sculptures and sculpture lamps. Since 2000, Florida has become home to his Sea Life Sculptures.