Pictured here is an original oil on canvas painting by Santiago Perez. This painting which is titled “Round Up” is signed and dated on veso. The painting is very large at 54″ H by 112″W. This appears to be a pretty rare find a of such a Old Western painting of this size by such an accomplished artist. “Round Up” is available on eBay with a buy it now price of $12,499 or best offer.
Santiago Pérez is an artist living near Tijeras, New Mexico, was born in San Antonio, Texas and also lived in many small towns around the south Texas area.
Santiago’s artwwork has been purchased by several corporations and many individuals throughout the United States. He is represented by the Sandy Carson Gallery in Denver, Victoria Boyce Galleries in Scottsdale, A Muse Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe, and the Bison Legacy Gallery in Cody, Wyoming.
Stimulated by his family and an artist uncle, Santiago performed drawing and painting, learning mostly by copying from TV cartoons, horse and wildlife magazine, and children’s books on the West. He was an elementary school teacher for a brief time, illustrated children’s materials, and then served in the Air Force for 24 years. He pursued his art interests, practicing figurative drawing and painting, as well as immersing himself in art history. Santiago first exhibited his work when the Air Force stationed him in West Berlin, and he continued to develop his painting in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver, Colorado.
The attractive Colorado terrain inspired Santiago to develop into a landscape painter working in numerous styles and approaches, from naturalist to symbolic/abstract works. An enthusiastic student and open to many forms of creative expression, Santiago also painted on metal, made cutout painted forms, and installed several thematic environments.
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