“I’ve always felt that my motivation to create art comes from within. It’s the process which takes place between the intellect and the soul. It’s this dialogue of the inner self that has sustained me. I believe in the goodness of mankind and the moral responsibility to contribute to society through my art.
“When I paint I search to create my impression of the physical and spiritual world that surrounds us. I choose to reflect the power and beauty of humanity. My art is primarily figurative and southwestern in theme but my first concern is the emotional impact the art carries.” In much of this work Gonzales’s overriding focus has been a positive representation of his cultural heritage.
TAOS PUEBLO PORTRAIT
24 x 18 inches oil on canvas