Ed Sandoval was born in Nambe, New Mexico, and grew up on a small ranch, finally settling in Taos. His paintings illustrate his deep reverence for the New Mexico of his boyhood, when rural life was slow and peaceful. Sandoval preserves that way of life, bringing his memories of the “old ones” into landscapes filled with bold color and rustic serenity. Priming each canvas with a deep red undercoat, he outlines the Sangre de Cristo Mountains pulsing with energy and warmth. Sagebrush, chamisa and majestic cottonwoods surround his weathered Adobe casitas. White clouds contrast boldly against a blue sky. The artist’s signature image of “El Viejito” (the little old man) walks solitary or with a companion down a dusty, winding pathway.Inspired by New Mexico’s ever-changing symphony of color, Sandoval captures “a feeling of impressionism and expressionism with bold movement.” When not painting, he rides his proud Arabian horse, Patron, through the Taos Plaza, often as Zorro with a mask, cape and sword.
In 2012 Sandoval received an Individual Artist award during the New Mexico Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and was the 2021 “Best of Taos” award recipient. —
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Represented by Canyon Road Contemporary Art
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