Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opens this weekend a tantalizing exhibition of remarkable landscapes by Spaniard Peter de la Fuente. What is the skilled watercolor and tempera painter up to these days? Brilliance.
Friday, July 14 at Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe marks the opening of an anticipated solo exhibition of watercolors and tempera paintings by acclaimed artist Peter de la Fuente. In conjunction with the National New Deal Preservation Association, the artist and gallery will also host a public lecture on Saturday, July 15.
“Born in Seville, Spain in 1959,” the gallery writes, “de la Fuente and his family relocated to his mother’s home of New Mexico just four years following. De la Fuente continues to live and work in New Mexico, dedicated to preserving and furthering his family’s legacy in the arts.
“Disenchanted with traditional art academies, de la Fuente turned to his family for formal training. As the son of Carol Hurd Rogers and grandson of Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, de la Fuente had the unique opportunity to study and develop his skills under the guidance of the Wyeth/Hurd family. Building on these traditions, de la Fuente paints landscapes uninterrupted by either human or animal life. Working in egg tempera, de la Fuente focuses on the detail and luminosity of his paintings to impart the works with a sense of place. Less concerned with photorealism, de la Fuente instead chooses to capture the character of a given setting, to capture the mood and feeling of scene.”
The artist himself suggests, “I try to evoke a sense of place. I paint the places I love. I want the viewer to feel the landscape of New Mexico — so that they can step into the painting, with a sense of familiarity; perhaps the feeling of having been there before…”
The exhibition, titled “Cuentos,” will hang through September 30. To learn more, visit Gerald Peters Gallery.
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