David Gary Suazo
Taos Pueblo Indian Artist
David Gary Suazo
Evenining Snow Comes
David Gary Suazo of Taos Pueblo began his artistic career by painting on the empty pages in his mother's encyclopedia set. In the sixth grade, an art teacher introduced him to the southwest style painting of the Taos Art Society. By the time he was a junior in high school in Denver, he was enrolled in the highest level art classes available. Initially, he started sketching wildlife with pence but eventually progressed to using a "free sketch" technique. This method, as taught to him by his father, is drawing the subject without looking at the sketchpad. In addition to his father, other influences include his mother, grandparents and his great-grand-father Ben C. Lujan who was a model for E.L Couse and Joseph Sharp of the Taos Art Society painters, Once Mr. Suazo became serious about painting, he started using canvases with pencil like paints. Many of his paintings range in size from miniature to ambitious sized pastels and monotypes.
Mr. Suazo attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was also employed by the acclaimed artist Frank Howell in Santa Fe. It was while working for Mr. Howell that he learned the mechanics of running a gallery. In 1991, he opened his own gallery, Evening Snow Come, in his family home in historic Taos Pueblo with the blessing of his grandmother.
Mr. Suazo has won numerous awards for his paintings at several prestigious juried art shows including the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Eiteljorg Indian Museum Art Market and the numerous others across the country and Southwest. His paintings have been purchased by individuals worldwide who have acquired his work either at his gallery in Taos Pueblo or at various art shows,
The calm & serenity of David Gary Suazo's work eliminates the hectic noise of the modern world. The color and texture of his work emulate the architecture of his home, Taos Pueblo.
"We Use what ever nature has to offer to make the home we live in."
-David Gary Suazo