Elena de Compostela


Arizona artist Elena de Compostela is famous for her still life oil paintings featuring Native American artifacts from Southwestern tribes. Classically trained in the best art schools, Elena's breathtaking depiction of Indian pottery is done with the same chiaroscuro techniques used by Flemish masters. Elena de Compostela believes that her paintings tell stories of tradition and spirituality. Living close to Indian lands, Elena has an intimate knowledge of Native American art and culture. Light has a central place in Elena de Compostela's paintings, and symbolizes the glowing beauty that Native Americans have passed on from generation to generation.

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