Moonlight on the Virgin River

Oil

24x40 Inches

$7600



Inventory#: DSI-044

Temples in the Night

Oil

12x24 Inches

$2500



Inventory#: DSI-045

Canyon Encore

Oil

24x36 Inches

$6800



Inventory#: DSI-046

Saint Vrain Creek

Oil

16x12 Inches

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Through the Labyrinth

Oil

16x12 Inches

$1800



Inventory#: DSI-048

Loch Vale

Oil

30x40 Inches

$8600



Inventory#: DSI-038

Where the Lake Begins

Oil

36x30 Inches

Sold

Last Light in the Canyon

Oil

24x48 Inches

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The Teton Valley (Study)

Oil

16x12 Inches

$1600



Inventory#: DSI-032

Leaving Zion (Study)

Oil

10x20 Inches

$1800



Inventory#: DSI-031

Mountain of the Sun

Oil

48x24 Inches

Sold

The Thaw

Oil

24x36 Inches

$6500



Inventory#: DSI-023

Illumination

Oil

30x30 Inches

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Through the Loch

Oil

24x12 Inches

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Canyon Encore (Study)

Oil

12x18 Inches

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Timberline Light Show

Oil

12x9 Inches

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Beneath the Watchman

Oil

12x9 inches

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Sedona Air

Oil

12x9 inches

$1000



Inventory#: DSI-012

Bridal Veil Winter

Oil on canvas

18x12 inches

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Broken Arrow

Oil

9x12 inches

$1000



Inventory#: DSI-003

Edge of the Storm

Oil

12x12 inches

Sold

Schwabacher Landing

Oil

24x48 inches

Sold

Dave Santillanes

“As my painting style continues to evolve my goal with each piece is not a literal rendering of the scene. Instead it is to capture and convey its essence.

In terms of composition, I look for simplicity. I’ve found that there are many opportunities to simplify a scene without compromising its sense of ‘place’. Therefore I’ll seek out the big abstract shapes in the landscape and use them for the underlying design concept. And because I’ve departed from a literal interpretation, I’m free to rearrange elements to fit this concept. In this way I am able to describe the scene in my own “words”.

Finally, capturing the essence of a landscape involves a realistic rendering of color, light and atmosphere. This requires direct observation and is why most of my paintings begin in the field with a plein air study. But studying the physical aspects of nature isn’t the only reason I paint outdoors; for me, the sensory experience of being there is equally important. There’s no better way to get to know a place on earth than to sit for a couple of hours and contemplate it while painting. This intense observation brings a spiritual intimacy with the scene that can’t be achieved in mere passing and allows me to “speak” with complete sincerity in each painting.”

Dave Santillanes Full Biography ››