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All images can be commissioned to meet your needs.
Size and Carving are subject to prizes as noted.
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This traditional Santero art form found in Northern New Mexico was inspired after the colonization of the Southwest by the Spanish
Carlos uses homemade gesso on board, processes mineral and organic pigments from the soils and plants of New Mexico - and finishes pieces with piñon sap.
Carlos' work includes:
Retablos: painted boards with carved rosettes
Bultos: Three dimensional painted statues of saints
Best of Bultos - Taos invites Taos
Best of Show - Taos Invites Taos
National Endowments of the Arts
Poster Award, Traditional Spanish Market
Member Spanish Colonial Arts Society
Carlos A Rael, El Santero
Taos, New Mexico, United States