News provided by Lynn Garlick Retablos.
Taos, New Mexico, November 22, 2017 - For immediate release
Lynn Garlick Retablos is pleased to announce it has recently added 4 more Saints to it's collection of 'Retablos' - southwestern folk art religious icons. The new additions, 'Black Madonna,' Venerable Bede,' 'San Uriel,' and 'St. Hildegard Von Bingen' add to the already large collection of work of over 120 items, and offer new artwork, patronage and prayers to potential retail customers and wholesalers.
"Each piece I work on takes contemplation and visualization to create a representation of the particular Saint that offers the visual and spiritual essence I strive for," says Lynn Garlick, owner of the business. "I don't settle for less. Each retablo in my collection is intended to offer blessings, reassurance and solace, and it takes a certain time and space to create that. These new additions to our collection are both unique in themselves, and also enhance our collection as a whole - which offers an ever greater choice for most everyone's individual concerns, needs or prayers."
Lynn Garlick Retablos creates and sells heart-felt paintings of saints, angels and blessings based on the Southwest historical folk art called 'retablos'. Lynn has brought to the folk art of Retablo making, all the skills and passions that she has learned through a lifetime of drawing, woodworking and painting.
Moved by the sacred art of the retablo paintings and the santeros (saint makers) who made them, she started creating them herself. Lynn handcarves and paints her original designs on the traditionally used ponderosa pine planks. Then she decoupages high quality prints of her originals onto pine boards, in an old school technique used for the Italian altar screens of medieval Europe.
This process has made her printed retablos affordable. All of her saints are ready to hang or rest about the house, in a pocket or on an altar. On the back of the retablos is the story of the saint's life. Many of them also have a prayer.
As Lynn became more involved in her research of the saints' lives, she saw how deeply many people responded to them. "I felt a responsibility to make the painting a prayer for healing, kindness and right thought." Additionally she says, "I feel so fortunate to do this art / business. The saints, angels and prayers have changed and blessed my life. My hope is that they touch and bless others as well."