Lorenzo Chavez finds inspiration for his landscape paintings in the intoxicating, wide, open spaces of the American West. He feels at home in many parts of the West, from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the Pacific Northwest, from the southwestern deserts of Arizona and New Mexico to the West Coast. His pastel and oil paintings cover a wide range of subject matter in all seasons, he strives to capture the spirit and immense beauty of the Western United States.
As a young boy, family trips throughout the scenic Southwest had a significant impact on Lorenzo's decision to pursue art. His first aspirations to become an artist were ignited by seeing the art of the Taos Society of Artists. Later, viewing and studying the landscape paintings of Maynard Dixon and the California impressionists, such as Edgar Payne and William Wendt, further fueled his desire to create art. Today, he continues to travel and paint in the hopes of expressing the wonder of the American landscape.
"My intention is to paint something meaningful about the great American landscape." - Lorenzo Chavez