santos did not begin until later in life for me.I’ve always
loved the Renaissance artists ( Michaelangelo and Raphael) with their
glorious and very spiritual images.
love of art started at a young age when an elementary teacher
introduced my classmates and I to fine art. Realizing that I had
a real interest he nurtured my young talent and I’v
been creating art ever since.
high school I attended New Mexico State University where I received my
formal art training. While studing fine art I was exposed to commercial
art and found that it could be very useful in making a living.
college I settled down and begin to raise a family but soon I
discovered that if I wanted to continue to do my art that I
would have to market myself. I begin to create southwest art and even
had a showing in New York City where the reviews said that I had a very
competant style. But soon I found that my heart wasn’t into
painting portraits of native children and still lifes of indian
next begin painting large acrylic pieces with religious icons
in a surealistic landscape setting. I was eventually invited to show my
paintings in a Hispanic show where I came to the conclusion that I was
hispanic and an artist but I wasn’t a hispanic artist,and
that I had a rich culture and history which I was ignoring.
have made many friends with artists that were involved with Traditional
Spanish Colonial Art. With their mentoring and direction I learned to
master the use of natural pigments and tinsmithing and all the cultural
art that is my heritage.
the knowledge of how to produce this beautiful devotional art my life
has been enriched tremendously and has opened my world not only
artisticly but spiritually.
have been blessed by my family and friends and only hope that my art
will inspire and touch people spiritually.