El Nacimiento Retablo on Tin by Clare Villa
Adorn your home with this charming retablo by santera artist Clare Cresap Villa depicting the birth of the Christ child. Villa’s retablos are original paintings, generally water color on pine. This reproduction is on tin and is 4" long by 2" wide.
The culture, landscape and light quality of northern New Mexico are the main interests of artist Clare Cresap Villa, who works in a large range of mediums to explore these interests. Born in the midwest and raised in Clovis, New Mexico, Clare earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado, in 1955.
With paintings, serigraphs, etchings, woodwork and furniture in private and corporate collections in 13 states, Clare’s work has earned awards in both California and New Mexico. “If you really want to participate in the arts,” she urges, “it’s never too late to start. There’s a whole new world of adventure and excitement out there just waiting to welcome you.”