Archives for Chavez, Lorenzo

Wandering the Colorado Plateau

Lorenzo Chavez is an admired landscape painter living in Parker, Colorado. A native of New Mexico, he fell in love with Colorado when he studied at the Colorado Institute of Art in 1983, graduating with honors. He started working as a commercial artist out of school, then turned to fine art in his mid-20’s and has been doing that ever since. This past April, Gallery East at the University of Utah Eastern in Price, Utah hosted an exhibition titled “Wandering the Colorado Plateau,” featuring 45 works from artist Lorenzo Chavez. Each piece was inspired by or painted on location in
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The Stuido of Lorenzo Chavez

At the end of December, as landscape painter Lorenzo Chavez walked along Cherry Creek near Parker, Colorado, he held his cell phone to his ear. He was multitasking, as he visited with this writer, while enjoying the day’s mild weather and scouted the area in search of scenes that might eventually find their way into a painting. He’s outside, where he belongs, where he finds inspiration for the colorful landscapes he composes, much to the delight of his many collectors. A portrait painter turned landscapist, Chavez is equally at home painting the desert, the ocean, mountain, or the foothills near
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Lorenzo’s Land

Lorenzo Chavez loved faces. He loved looking at them; he loved painting them. When he started to paint outside with a friend, however, he tossed his dream of being a portrait painter aside and began a love affair with the land. Whether he is painting the desert, the ocean, or the foothills near his home in Parker, Colorado, Chavez is totally committed to capturing and sharing his feeling of excitement at what he sees before him. Lorenzo Chavez A Winter Landscape Pastel 16″x20″ “After a new snowfall, the sun will enlighten the colors with strong varieties of warm and cool
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