María José Aguilar Gutiérrez was born on a cold and rainy morning on January 15, 1964 in the city of Seville, Spain.
She is the second daughter of the three in the marriage between Fernando Aguilar Escudero and María del Carmen Gutiérrez Llamas, whose separation will take place when María José was barely three years old.
María del Carmen will leave the conjugal home and move to live with her three children in the home of her parents and her great-grandfather Antonia Albalate, their faithful servant.
His childhood and early youth are between his hometown, the Bay of Cádiz and the Sierra de Jaén.
From her earliest age, María José manifests artistic inclinations and gifts that will later be nurtured by the favorable influence of her mother, a doctor in Art History.
This circumstance will allow her to acquire an early contact and knowledge about her great passion, Art and to grow up admiring the great masters of the History of Painting that she finds in the specialized manuals and books at her disposal, being the Spanish baroque painters like Murillo, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal,… those who will exert a first and great influence on her.