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Nicholas Herrera


e-mail:
nicholasdelacruze@gmail.com

web site:
nicholasherrera.com

address:
PO Box 43
15 County Rd 249
El Rito, NM 87530

phone:
575-581-4733


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Retablos, Bultos, Recycled Art

News

Check Nicholas' press page on his site for ongoing news: PRESS


Biography

Nicholas was introduced to art at a very young age by his family who strongly encouraged him to study art and make wonderful things with his hands.  Since 1996, he has continued to develop the skills necessary to follow his dreams, that of making Spanish Colonial Art.   

Inspired by the historical pieces of Art that are available throughout New Mexico and as a 15th generation New Mexican, he's studied what would be considered the great artists of Colonial New Mexico.  Their use of natural pigments, localitems and some ingenuity has taught him to do the same - Nicholas uses vivid colors and aspires to make each piece unique giving a true representation of his values and traditional beliefs.  Nicholas explores ideas that are not always socially comfortable.

Nicholas is a product of his rural upbringing and community. He is the El Rito Santero!

Elisha

Elisha

The Last Supper

The Last Supper




New Mexico Landscape

New Mexico Landscape

Santos

Santos

 

The Death Cart

The Death Cart

Cristo

Cristo


Heart and Hand

Heart and Hand

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

Virgin

Virgin