Profile: Dave Santillanes
"There's no better way
to get to know a place on earth
than to sit for a couple of hours
and contemplate it while painting."
Colorado landscape artist, Dave Santillanes, has no lack of inspiration surrounding him in his native state. He captures the drama and complexity of the Rockies after spending time in quiet observation on-site. He works to create paintings that remain true to the essences of their subjects as interpreted through his unique lens. Santillanes shared his outstanding work with us and reflected on his evolution as an artist.
Read more about Dave Santillane's life and painting in our in-depth interview.
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