Charlie Sanchez Jr
( 1947 - )
Charlie Sanchez Jr. is a straw appliqué artist who has created his own signature style by incorporating traditional techniques while at the same time exploring new, innovative design and experimenting with mixed media. This New Mexico treasure’s art always focuses on self-expression. Charlie Sanchez’s wooden crosses are coated with home-made gesso and hand-painted with his own hand-made, natural pigments before straw and other native vegetation is applied to the surface. Sanchez creates unique interpretations of an ancient, folk art form. He has won numerous awards and his work is found in numerous private collections as well as museums throughout the Southwest.