A direct descendent of Don Tomas Sanchez, he inherited his talent from his father, Geronimo Hinojosa, also a brilliant painter and sculptor. "I always knew that my life would revolve around the creation and appreciation of the arts. I feel that artistic energy is in my blood."
Now an accomplished artist of more than four decades, he has fond memories from the outset of his career, "For more than a decade, my family and I did over 45 art shows a year. On weekends most people thought we were on vacation when my family and I were working at different shows throughout the U.S. and Mexico. My three children attended their first art show at approximately 3 weeks old. I call them all, 'Hinojosa Originals.'"
Although he prefers painting, currently he is completing a group of sculptures for the Texas State Capitol Grounds in Austin and has been working on them for the last ten years. Hinojosa's vision for the Tejano Monument was chosen from among different proposals entered by other well-known Texas artists.
His work will honor the indomitable spirit of the early Tejanos, the real pioneers of our land. It will be unveiled March 29th, 2012.