About S.M. Chavez
CONTEMPORARY WESTERN LANDSCAPES
S.M. Chavez (Sean Michael Chavez – b. 1971) is a native of New Mexico and a graduate of the Southwest University of Visual Arts. Working in oil, he uses a sophisticated pallet of grays and mid-range value keys to express his own unique vision of the southwest. His work is a marriage of old and new that nods to the past as well as to the future of traditional western landscape painting. A soothing sense of color and exceptional design aesthetic places his work within the spectrum of the best the genre has to offer. Included within notable corporate and private collections, his next frontier is within the collections of art museums. S.M. Chavez is currently represented by Santa Fe’s Acosta Strong Fine Art on Canyon Road. His first opening at the gallery in 2019, was completely sold out on its inaugural weekend. He was recently awarded the New Western Talent 2020 Curator’s Award, is participating in Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Ok and is a Club Artist at the Coors Western Art Exhibition in Denver Co.