The Artist

Impressionism. Photorealism. Surrealism.

Arturo Chavez brings his passionate, sublime, and evocative inner world to life. Intensely identifying himself by way of his work, his obsession with painting spans a lifetime of more than forty years exploring and mastering his art…
His early infatuation with classical guitar gave him precision, discipline and self-knowledge as an artist. Once he discovered fine art, large-scale landscapes, mostly of his beloved Northern New Mexico, flowed from his brush. He then expanded into figurative and still life paintings.
Arturo was born in Embudo, nestled along the Rio Grande river. He then went on to live in Chimayo, home of El Santurio, a sacred healing site. He is surrounded by a loving, large family. He currently creates in Santa Fe.

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"The human eye is far more sensitive to subtle variations in color than can be revealed in photographs. Knowing my subject matter firsthand helps me to convey feeling in my paintings."

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