Chris Maya

Chris Maya

Chris Maya is a self-taught artist whose artwork reflects the Spanish Colonial styles and regions of the Southwestern United States. From the shoreline of California to the adobe missions of New Mexico, the lifestyle, landscape, and culture of the great southwest are reflected in his Paintings, Woodcut prints, and Devotional woodcarvings known as Santos.

Born in El Paso Texas, Chris Maya spent his young adult life traversing the highways and back roads of Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Along the way he rediscovered the woodcarving tradition that was introduced to him as a child by his father. In his high school days he was known for being a painter a medium he continues to practice today. In the early nineties, an art collector and mentor introduced him to the art of woodcut printmaking. Chris Maya’s woodcut prints have continued to expand both in number and popularity.