Painting santos did not begin until later in life for me.I’ve always loved the Renaissance artists (Michaelangelo and Raphael) with their glorious and very spiritual images.
My love of art started at a young age when an elementary teacher introduced my classmates and I to fine art. Realizing that I had a real interest he nurtured my young talent and I’v been creating art ever since.
I have made many friends with artists that were involved with Traditional Spanish Colonial Art. With their mentoring and direction I learned to master the use of natural pigments and tinsmithing and all the cultural art that is my heritage.
All images © Copyright Jerry Montoya 2015