Lor Roybal

Lor Roybal

(1949 - )


Lor Roybal was born in the shadow of "The Hermit's Peak," near the small village of Beulah, New Mexico. Raised by her grandparents in this rural landscape of Northern New Mexico, Lor developed a strong appreciation for open spaces and nature. In this vast, raw land, her imagination was free to wander, and her eyes learned to look with more than just a passing glance. Those childhood experiences have helped to form the artist who still enjoys the rural landscape of "el Norte". Roybal now makes her home in Pecos, in the mountains outside of Santa Fe. Her portraits are colorful and sincere, depicting characters she sees in her dreams and imagination. At first glance, Lor Roybal's paintings appear to be modernist. Patches of blue and orange form a face, while pink and yellow shapes jostle each other to suggest a distant mountain range. But theories about color and form do not inspire Roybal. She paints as a way to explore an internal realm. For her, painting is a "medicine wheel," the source of balance in her life.


Roybal has exhibited her work throughout New Mexico and in galleries nationwide for over 25 years and has been chosen for a museum show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe. Her work is in many private collections and has been displayed in the Arlington Museum in Arlington, Texas and the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.






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