EDUARDO CHACÓN

New Mexico painter Eduardo Chacón explores the diversity of colors in still life paintings from his studio in Taos, New Mexico.  He focuses on
“chiaroscuro”, the concept of light and shadow.

Eduardo was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico surrounded by an art community.  He comments:
“To take something two-dimensional and have the viewer perceive the piece as three dimensional is the challenge.  The viewer needs to travel through the painting, so to speak.  That is to say, a feeling is accomplished in making canvas or panel look as though it is three dimensional. Atmosphere is the key.  The painting has to have atmosphere within.  It is as if air flows around the objects.  I learn with every piece I do.  I strive to build on what I’ve learned and hope to always paint the next piece better.”

He makes his home and paints out of his studio in Taos, New Mexico, where his still-life paintings come to life in the northern New Mexican light.

EDUCATION & ART ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:

Studied art at the University of New Mexico
Studied  at the Fechin Art Workshops
Member of the Oil Painters of America -OPA
Juried member of the American Society of Traditional Artists -ASTA

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS:

Awards presented by both Taos Open & Taos Invites Art Festival                 
1st. place, 2nd. place & honorable mention 3 years in succession
Juried into the 2008 OPA Western Regional Show @ Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
Invited to show @ Taos Art Museum--Fechin Institute for “A Russian Night in Taos”, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Invited to show @ “Taos Fall Arts Festival”, Taos Invite  2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Invited to show @ Millicent Rogers Museum miniatures show, Taos, N.M. 2008-2011
Published in “Art Journey New Mexico” book released fall 2009
Juried into and exhibited at the Von Liebig Museum & Art Center in Naples, Florida for Art Encounter 2010 (entries from 50 states)