Profile: Dave Santillanes

Artist Profile

Dave Santillanes

High in the Rockies, 48 x 36", Oil, © David Santillanes
High in the Rockies             48 x 36"            Oil

 "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.

Break in the Silence, study, 16 x 12", Oil, © David Santillanes
Break in the Silence (study)               16 x 12"               Oil

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