All works displayed are original oil on canvas paintings by Miguel A. Chávez.
"I am painting everything that surrounds me. I call it: 'Rescuing the Urban Landscape.' It is a unique experience to paint in the open air at a chosen location. The urban landscape is always there with its everyday character, its people, and its customs.
These places and corners, I find every day when I travel by bus or trolley. I discover them, take notes, and later return to sketch. Then, I plant my easel and canvas down and begin to paint. The people passing by create the ambiance. When they approach me and ask, then a dialogue is born, and the locals give me more information about the place.
Every urban landscape has its history and its characters. With all of this information, each finished painting carries a story within its shapes and colors, in addition to the emotional energy and encouragement that the people give me to continue on this path of art.
Someone once said: 'Paint what surrounds you, and you will paint the world.'" -Miguel A. Chávez
The paintings shown here represent just a small sample from the artist's collection.
Prints for Sale on Fine Art America.