About the Book
Luis Colan is a New York City based painter. This book offers a selection of his plein air work done between the years of 2012-2015. An essay by artist Miguel Carter-Fisher is included in this publication.
Born 1980, Lima, Peru Lives and works in Astoria, New York Luis Colan credits discovering his passion for painting after experiencing the yearly religious festival El Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles) as a small child. From then on he has taken inspiration from the beauty he sees in everyday life to create his work. "Cocina de Mama," his first solo exhibition through Woodward Gallery, featured a collection of still lifes of food he grew up helping his mother prepare in the kitchen. He graduated with a BFA in painting and a minor of Art History from the University of Hartford and continues to perfect his craft through various classes in New York City. E D U C A T I O N 2010-2011 The Art Students League, New York, NY 2009-2011 The Teaching Studios of Art, Brooklyn, NY 2007 The Art Students League, New York, NY 2000-2004 Hartford Art School, University of Harford, West Hartford, CT 1998 CCY (Center for Creative Youth), Wesleyan College, Middletown, CT