Featured Artist… Lorenzo Chavez!

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A March Day by Lorenzo Chavez

So many things to love about Lorenzo’s work. In this particular painting, the iciness of the water drew me in, the stark dark line of vegetation in the background was a nice pop and then that oh so awesome shadow line. Absolutely lovely! You must check out Lorenzo’s work, he’s got a great website! I found this particular image on the Mockingbird Gallery website, very nice!

Here’s a blip about Lorenzo from the Mockingbird Gallery website:

Lorenzo Chavez is from New Mexico where he enjoys a connection with the colorful and historic Southwest and its striking landscapes. He studied at the Colorado Institute of Art and the Art Students League of Denver.  Intensive private study of the Impressionists and 19th century American and Russian painters has made him aware of the wonderful possibilities of painting from life.

 Chavez’s work in both pastel and oil is devoted to plein air landscapes with an emphasis on the American West.  His passion for his craft and his visceral connection with whatever landscape surrounds him weave a powerful undercurrent of emotion and accessibility.

 Chavez exhibits in national invitational exhibitions across the country including the Pastel Society of America, Artists of America and Artists of the West, The Northwest Rendezvous Group, Landscapes of the American West and Plein Air Painters of America.  His worked is exhibited in the C.M. Russell Museum, Laguna Art Museum,Gilcrease Museum, Loveland Art Museum,Pasadena Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum Miniatures and the Bradford Brinton MemorialMuseum.  He was invited to exhibit 7 pastels at the 2010 summer Exhibition for the Society ofPastelists in France.

 Chavez’s work is featured in prominent galleries and magazines including Art of the West,Southwest Art, Pastel Journal, Art-Talk andAmerican Artist.  He was cover artist for The Artist’s Magazine.  He is an active member of the Western Rendezvous of Art, California Art Club, American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of Spain.

Catch you back here tomorrow!