Art Sanchez is a realistic artist who uses a touch of impressionism. In his aim to capture realism, he invites the viewer to appreciate snapshots in time. He is greatly motivated to capture textures, patterns, shapes and learning about light and color which he uses to design themes and moods.
Making art and creative expressions have been important to Art for as long as he can remember. In developing techniques and working with composition his work is an evolving process. He is always challenging himself with various media, materials and subject matter. Although he avoids copying any one particular artist or style, he studies and learns from the masters and noted contemporary artists.
Art is a native of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received his BA in art education and a MA in art from the University of Wyoming. He is now retired from the Denver Public Schools after teaching art for twenty nine years.
People are a favored subject, or are incorporated in his art work. However, the range of subjects includes landscapes, still life, architecture and animals. Themes tend to come from local places and events as well as from the southwest and western imagery. Art is motivated to finding ways to portray different cultural themes in various settings.
Depending on the subject, Art selects a media that he feels will best express the theme and mood he is trying to convey. He works with oils, pastels, watercolor, linoleum block prints, and various drawing and craft materials.
Art continues to learn and develop his art skills by attending workshops from local and nationally noted artist. Workshop instructors have included: Valerie Stewart, Margaret Dyer, Sally Strand and David Leffel.
Currently, Art is a member of the Chicano Humanities art gallery, the Pastel Society of Colorado, and the Paletteers art club of Northglenn, Colorado.