Dave Santillanes, "The Brook," oil, 18 x 12 inches

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte, Colorado, is excited to open a brief but significant exhibition of recent works by acclaimed painter Dave Santillanes. He is a master of capturing the essence and a landscape with brilliant luminance — you don’t want to miss it! The dates?

On view from July 18 through July 30 at Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery will be a fantastic selection of recent works by Dave Santillanes. A lifelong lover of nature and the outdoors, working en plein air is the perfect method for the artist. “It’s meditative,” Santillanes suggests, “and I don’t think I can do an honest landscape now without having painted on location.”

Dave Santillanes, “East River Valley,” oil, 12 x 16 inches
Dave Santillanes, “Brush Creek Autumn,” oil, 24 x 48 inches

“In the past few years,” the gallery reports, “Dave has netted some prestigious awards. In addition to a Judge’s Award at the Grand Canyon show and the 2010 bronze award from the Oil Painters of America, Dave has won the People’s Choice award at the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Show, and, at the 2011 Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, he was awarded Best of Show.”

An artist reception will be held at the gallery on July 21. To learn more, visit Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery.

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