José M. Fontaiña

José M. Fontaiña is a very talented contemporary artist who has a beautiful studio in Fairview, NJ. Born in Spain in 1961, Fontaiña moved with his family to the United States in 1978. Although he initially planned to become a Spanish teacher, that goal changed right in the middle of his third year of study at William Paterson University. José M. Fontaiña graduated with a BA in Art, and he has never regretted that decision.


José M. Fontaiña started his artistic career creating pointillist paintings with inks, small brushes, and technical pens. Later, he tried oil pastels and eventually began painting in acrylics. Fontaiña was mentored by André Teabo who was also an assistant to Romare Bearden, one of the most famous African-American visual artists of the century. For today, José M. Fontaiña is largely known for his abstract art paintings inspired by geometrical forms. The artist’s creative and precise use of design, space, and color has made his works visually appealing, beautiful, and dynamic.