Lloyd Rivera
lriveraLloyd is originally from the Mora Valley and has lived in the Taos area since 1981.  With no exposure to art in his early years, his interest in art was peaked by reading magazines like Time, where he was able to learn about and see the works of artists like Diego Rivera, Marc Chagall, Picasso and others.  He attended New Mexico Highlands University where he actively pursued art studies in drawing, painting and art history.

Lloyd began actively producing his own sacred folk artifacts about 1987.  Using acrylics-on-aged wood, he has developed a new concept he calls "recuardos" which are four saint images on blocks of wood.  A founding member of the Taos Hispanic Arts Council, Lloyd has been involved in efforts to help Hispanic and other under-served artists in Northern New Mexico.

Lloyd is joyful about Open Studio and the magnificent opportunities it presents to him.  He feels it will open the doors of the world art community to him and allow him to share his vision of "New Folk Art for the New Millennium."

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