Born in Hawaii, a fourth generation descent of an Island family, Ethelinda has always painted, first sketching the characters of the books of her youth. Using strong brushwork and vibrant colors, Ethelinda creates her signature, grand oil paintings of beautiful horses, sensual still lifes and mysterious Native American portraits.
Ethelinda's artistic philosophy is to paint things that aren’t seen elsewhere in a manner they are not painted elsewhere. Charlotte Berny, in Focus/Santa Fe Magazine writes, "Ethelinda’s vision transforms her subjects. She begins with things that are real – horses, Indians, fruits, flowers – and then through some alchemy, recreates them as grander versions of themselves."
Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico Arthur Lopez has become one of the most celebrated santeros working in Northern New Mexico today. Lopez creates bultos and retablos that honor the lives of the saints through fine carving, pigment, and non-traditional imagery that often blend humor, devotion, and social query. Lopez's only carves a handful of pieces each year because he believes that attention to detail and quality out way the need for quantity. Each hand carved piece is made from wood, rabbit hide gesso, natural and water color pigments, sealed with varnish and finished with a bees wax.