Featuring Nationally
Known Artists

Gregg Albracht
Edward Aldrich
David G. Argyle
Joey Bainer
Nikolo Balkanski
Cindy Baron
Phil Beck
Mike Beeman
Deborah Berniklau
Keith Bond
Nancy Boren
Cheri Cappello
John Michael Carter
Lorenzo Chavez
Robin Peck Clow
Tim Deibler
Robert Deurloo
Barry Eisenach
John Emery
Andy Evansen
John Fawcett
Jake Gaedtke
Richard Galusha
Jim Gilmore
Lanny Grant
Rod Hanna
Marc Hanson
David Harms
Robert Harper
Quang Ho
Rick Jackson
Carol Jenkins
John Kobald
Linda Lillegraven
Tom Lockhart
Mark Lundeen
George Lundeen
Jeanne Mackenzie
Bonnie McGee


Wildhorse Gallery

Artist Profile

David Santillanes
A native of Colorado, Dave Santillanes grew up at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Early family trips into the mountains fostered a deep love and appreciation for the wilderness and probably influenced his later preference for outdoor work, such as wildland firefighting, trail building and working on a ski mountain. After graduating from Colorado State University with a BFA in graphic design, Dave found work as a Digital Imaging Technician and also began to focus his artistic energy on oil painting. These early explorations into oil painting
quickly merged with his love of the outdoors and, naturally, oil paint and a field easel became part of his outdoor gear. His explorations into oil painting and the wilderness continue.

A self taught artist, Dave’s work is characterized by a realistic rendering of color, light and atmosphere. To capture these elusive elements, each studio painting begins in the field with a plein air study. This direct approach allows Dave to achieve a realism unattainable through photographic studies alone. And while direct observation is important to studying the physical aspects of color and light, Dave also believes that “painting outdoors brings a spiritual intimacy with the scene” allowing him to ‘speak’ with complete sincerity in the final painting.

Dave’s passion for painting has led to a number of awards including the Bronze Medal and Award of Excellence at consecutive Oil Painters of America National Shows and People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Maui Plein Air Invitational. His work has also been featured in Plein Air Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine.

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Joe Milich
Jay Moore
Eugene Morelli
Erin O'Connor
Jerry Palen
Glen Paulk
Dennis Pendleton
Jean Perry
Stacey Peterson
John Poon
Gary Price
Justin Prigmore
Grant Redden, CAA
Spike Ress
Bill Sanders
Barbara Sanders
David Santillanes
Stephen Schlanser
Cheryl St. John
Shirley Stocks
George Strickland
Lee Stroncek
Gail Sundell
Mark Thompson
Karmel Timmons
Ezra Tucker
Cecy Turner
Alexander Volkov
George Walbye
Garland Weeks, NSS
Wayne Westphale
Hollis Williford
Linda Wingate
Kathy Wipfler
Phil Wright
Dan Young
Curtis Zabel
Adam Zabel
Joan Zygmunt