Step into FAUST GALLERY - 202 Canyon Rd. - turn left at the reception desk and you'll discover Artist MICHAEL GURULE'S working studio. Sunlight flows through the windows, his art peppers the walls and if not engaging a visitor to the gallery, he'll be hunkered down in front of his easel working.
A shy child, Michael's world was happiest when he had a sheet of fresh paper and a row of perfectly sharpened pencils at the ready. "I would draw the image with the first pencil, rotate that pencil to the end of the line and keep going," he remembers. When all the pencil points were worked down to a nub, he'd then use them for shading.
Both a painter and sculptor, Michael works in oils,
acrylic, mixed media and bronze.
Much of his figurative work is done in black and white, using acrylics and black gesso. His signature is to focus in on one part of the subject, leaving the rest out of focus.
"What I've learned in my art life," explains Michael, "is not to try and create a masterpiece each time. I let the piece happen; let it grow up like a child.
It's all about enjoying the journey."
202 Canyon Rd. - Santa Fe, NM
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