Josep Francés Anaya was born in Alzira, Valencia, Spain, in 1959. He studied Art in Galatea Academy in Valencia. Years later he studied Interior Design and Architecture at Applied Art School in Valencia. His labour of architectural restoration provides him the opportunity of transferring his work into his paintings.

One of his most interesting sides is his participation in outdoor speed painting competitions in which just in a few hours he acquires a great skill in painting techniques that afterwards applies in his studio work. He exhibits in Spanish and French Art Rooms, but it is not until 2005, the year he starts to participate in national and international painting competitions, when he completely changes his way of painting and it clearly becomes a constructivist painting style.

In his works, Francés captures series of cities of the world in big size paintings, carrying their cosmopolitan character to these paintings and thus achieving this acknowledgement in countless national as much as international awards.
• 2013 Exhibition Brick Lane Gallery, LONDON

2013 Exhibition De MEDICIS Gallery , PARIS , FRANCIA

2013 Exhibition Q-Gallery, Ootmarsum, NETHERLANDS

2013 Exhibition Escuelas Pias, ALZIRA

2013 Exhibition EL LLORER, CARCAIXENT

2013 Exhibition La Tira, XÀTIVA

2013 Exhibition FIAM, Marbella, MÁLAGA

2013 Exhibition ARTEVALENCIA, BENICASSIN

2013 Exhibition City Council from CARCAIXENT

2012 Exhibition Sammer Gallery, Puerto Banús, MALAGA

2012 Exhibition Q-Gallery, Ootmarsum, NETHERLANDS

2012 Exhibition Escuelas Pías, ALZIRA, VALENCIA

2012 Exhibition University of Elche, ALICANTE

2012 Exhibition FAIM, Palacio de Congresos from MADRID

2012 Exhibition University of MURCIA

2012 Exhibition Pedro Cano, Blanca, MURCIA

2012 Exhibition City of MONCADA

2012 Exhibition López Villaseñor Museum, CIUDAD REAL

2012 Exhibition Sammer Gallery, Marbella, MÁLAGA

2012 Exhibition Sánchez and Juan Gallery, Elche, ALICANTE

2012 Exhibition Sala San Llorens.VALENCIA

2012 Exhibition Teraferma, LLEIDA

2011 Exhibition Salduba Gallery, ZARAGOZA

2011 Exhibition "Camí Vell", VALENCIA

2011 Exhibition "Artistes du Monde" Cannes, FRANCE

2011 Exhibition "MUCBE" Benicarló, CASTELLÓN

2011 Exhibition ARIMANY Gallery, TARRAGONA

2010 Exhibition "El Tesse de San Cristóforo dell Arssenale", Venice, with the participation of more than 5,500 artists from more than 90 countries; ITALY

2010 Exhibition of the selected works by the Italian Institute of Culture in the Sthenberg Palace, Vienna, AUSTRIA

2010 Exhibition of the selected works by the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

2009 Exhibition at the DIPUTACIÓN DE BADAJOZ, BADAJOZ

2009 Exhibition at ICO GALLERY, New York, USA

2009 Exhibition at GENOVARTE 2009, Genova, ITALY

2009 Exhibition "QUEMASDARTE Gallery", Getafe, MADRID

2009 Exhibition SANCHEZ y JUAN Gallery, Elche, ALICANTE
• 2013 1st Prize Outdoor Speed Painting, City of Lorca, MURCIA

2013 1st Prize Outdoor Speed Painting, Aldea del Rey, CIUDAD REAL

2013 1st Painting Prize in homage to R. ZABALETA, Quesada, JAÉN

2013 1st Prize TENFOR, Alcázar de San Juan, CIUDAD REAL

2013 2nd Painting Prize, XIXONA, ALICANTE

2013 2nd Prize, Alcudia de Crespins, VALENCIA

2013 2nd Painting Prize in Daimiel, CIUDAD REAL

2013 3rd Prize, ALCAUDETE, JAÉN

2013 4th Prize in Speed Painting, TRILLO, GUADALAJARA

2013 6th Painting Prize in San Clemente, CUENCA

2013 6th Prize Outdoor Speed Painting in Fuenlabrada, MADRID

2013 Selected work, Requena, VALENCIA

2013 Selected work, Guadix, GRANADA

2013 Selected work, Feria de ALBACETE

2013 Selected work at "Certámen Internacional de CAZORLA", JAÉN

2013 Selected work at "Certámen De La Caja Rural" from GRANADA

2013 Shortlisted work, "Fund. dels Arts y dels Artistes", BARCELONA

2013 Selected work "Fira de Agost", XÀTIVA

2013 Selected work, Award López Villaseñor, CIUDAD REAL

2012 Aquisition Prize, City of REQUENA

2012 Acquisition Prize, City of Mula, MURCIA

2011 International Prize "Artistes du Monde a Cannes", FRANCE

2011 CCM Painting Prize 2011, Almansa, ALBACETE

2010 1st Prize "Bienal de Benicarló", CASTELLÓN

2010 1st Prize AGROVIN, Tomelloso, CIUDAD REAL

2010 1st Prize at the XXIII Edition of the International Contest of painting EUSEBIO SEMPERE, Onil, ALICANTE

2010 1st Painting Prize, SANT JORDI, CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA

2010 1st Prize VIPS 2010, "XXII Certamen Nacional de Pintura del Retiro " MADRID

2010 Acquisition Prize "VIII Certamen Nacional de Pintura de Villanueva de los Infantes" CIUDAD REAL

2010 Winning work of the Special Prize "Fiorella Pieri" at "Art Prize International Laguna" Venice, ITALY

2010 Finalist work at the "Biennale de Toulouse 2009" Toulouse, FRANCE

2010 Finalist work at the BMW Painting Prize, Exhibition at the "Centro Cultural la Vaguada", MADRID

2010 Finalist work at the "Certamen de pintura JESUS BARCENAS", Valdepeñas, CIUDAD REAL

2009 1st Prize VIP´S 2009, El Pardo, MADRID

2009 1st Prize "Certamen de Pintura TORREPACHECO", MURCIA

2009 1st Prize IBERDROLA, University M. Hernández, Elche, ALICANTE

2009 1st Prize "Certamen Nacional de Pintura de MARCHAMALO" GUADALAJARA

2009 1st Prize "INTEDOR" Alcázar de San Juan, CIUDAD REAL

2009 Prize NAVALUC 2009, Almansa, ALBACETE

2009 1st Honourable Mention, "II PREMIO JESUS BÁRCENAS" VALDEPEÑAS

2009 Honourable Mention "PREMIO BANCAJA 2009", VALENCIA

2009 2nd Prize "PREMIO UNICAJA" Luzón, GUADALAJARA

2009 Honourable Mention, "PREMIO ANTONIO ALIX ALIX", San Fernando de Henares, MADRID

2009 UNICAJA Prize, "CERTAMEN INTERNACIONAL DE PINTURA DE CASTELLAR", JAÉN

2009 Special Mention "CERTAMEN DE PINTURA DEL RETIRO" MADRID

2009 3rd Prize "Premio de Pintura AGUAZAS", MURCIA

2009 5th Prize "Premio CAJA GUADALAJARA" Chiloeches, GUADALAJARA

2009 Acquisition Prize Accesit "Ciudad de Molina de Segura", MURCIA

2009 Acquisition Prize "JOSÉ ACED", Alcorissa, TERUEL

2009 Acquisition Prize "Premio GIMENEZ GANGA" Sax, ALICANTE

2009 Acquisition Prize "PREMIO DE PINTURA RÁPIDA DE GODELLA", Godella, VALENCIA

2009 Finalist at the "X CONCURSO NACIONAL DE PINTURA RÁPIDA" Foios, VALENCIA

2009 Selected work at the "CIUDAD DE ALGEMESÍ" Algemesí, VALENCIA

2009 Selected work "Ciudad de Briguega 2009", GUADALAJARA

2009 Selected work "XLII Certamen nacional de pintura de San Juan" ALICANTE

2009 Selected work "HOTELES ROYAL" Torremolinos, MALAGA

2009 Selected work at "CERTAMEN DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS", U.C.L.M. CIUDAD REAL

2009 Selected work at "CERTAMEN DE PINTURA GALERÍA QUEMASDARTE" Getafe, MADRID

2009 Selected work "TIMOTEO PEREZ DE OLIVA DE LA FRONTERA", BADAJOZ

2009 Preselected work "FUNDACIÓN DE LAS ARTES Y LOS ARTISTAS", BARCELONA

2009 Selected work "Certamen de pintura RAFAEL BOTÍ" Torrelodones, MADRID

2009 Acquisition of work for MOCA, Alzira Museum, VALENCIA

2009 Acquisition of work, U.C.L.M., University of Castilla la Mancha, CIUDAD REAL

2008 1st Prize "BEST of 2008", Maziart International Fine art Competition, HAMBURG

2008 1st Prize, "2008 CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION", NEW YORK

2008 1st Special Prize, Caja Murcia, "XXXVI C. N. P. Villa de Fuente Álamo"MURCIA

2008 1st Prize López Villaseñor, CIUDAD REAL. Murcia

2008 1st Prize "Napisa 2008", Mota del Cuervo, Cuenca

2008 1st Prize "BIENAL EUSEBIO SEMPERE", Onil, Alicante

2008 1st Prize "CIUDAD DE CHINCHILLA 2008", Albacete

2008 1st Prize "JOSE ACED DE PINTURA" Alcorisa, Teruel

2008 1st Prize Accésit "Premio Beltrán Segura", Sot de Chera.Valencia

2008 2nd Prize "GARABATO Y TACARA DE ANDUJAR", Jaen

2008 3rd Prize "IV concurso de pintura rápida Vila D'Ibi ", Alicante

2008 4th Prize "Certamen de pintura seca de Molina de Segura", Murcia

2008 6th Prize "IV Certamen de Pintura rápida" Terrinches, Ciudad Real

2008 6th Prize "VI Certamen Nacional de Pintura Rápida de Villanueva de los Infantes " Ciudad Real

2008 Prize Puertacaballos, Atienza, Guadalajara

2008 Acquisition Prize "premio ROTARY CLUB INTERNACIONAL" Murcia

2008 Acquisition Prize "C. INTERNACIONAL DE PINTURA DE CASTELLAR"

2008 Finalist, "Premio Alhama" Murcia

2008 Finalist, "Premio ROYAL PREMIER HOTELES", Torremolinos

2008 Finalist "Ciudad de Foios", Valencia

2008 Finalist "PREMIO IBERAMERICANO DE PINTURA LUIS VASSALLO", Cádiz

2008 Finalist "premio TIMOTEO PEREZ RUBIO" Badajoz

2008 Finalist "premio CIUDAD DE ALGEMESÍ", Valencia

2007 1st Prize "Gabriel García Maroto" Ciudad Real

2007 1st Prize "Ciudad de Xàtiva, Fira d'Agost" Xàtiva

2007 1st Prize 'Ciudad de Cifuentes' Cifuentes, Guadalajara

2007 2nd Prize "Ciudad de Trijueque" Guadalajara

2007 2nd Prize "Pintura rápida de Bocairent" Valencia

2007 2nd National Painting Prize of Requena, Valencia

2007 2nd Painting Prize of Letur, Albacete

2007 3rd Prize "VIII Cert. Nacional de pintura de Foios", Valencia

2007 3rd Prize "XIX Cert. Nacional de Pintura de Sot de Chera", Valencia

2007 3rd Painting Prize of Valdeganga, Albacete

2007 4th Prize at the "IV Concurso de Pintura de Godella", Valencia

2007 4th Prize "Ciudad de Carcaixent, pintura rápida", Valencia

2007 5th Prize "IX Certamen de Pintura Rápida de Toledo" Toledo

2007 Prize "Caja Madrid de Montiel", Ciudad Real

2007 6th Prize "Cert. De Pintura Rápida de Brihuega", Guadalajara

2007 7th Prize "Certamen de Villanueva de los Infantes", Ciudad Real

2007 9th Prize "La xara" Alicante

2007 10th Prize, "Ciudad de Cuenca", Cuenca

2007 Finalist work at the BMW Award, Madrid