If there is one man that changed the look of the island it is Cesar Manrique. He was a painter, sculpture, designer, architect and advisor. He was determined to create an appealing character for the island. Therefore 95% of the houses on Lanzarote are white coloured houses with green, blue of brown windows. Manrique also had a great artistic talent. There are a few locations on the island where you can witness these forms are art like the cactus garden.