Lorenzo Chavez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His inherited connection to the colorful and historic Southwest as well as seeing the Taos Society of Artists works was the catalyst for his art career. Chavez graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art. Chavez participates in several national invitational group exhibitions including Pastel Society of America in New York, Artists of America Show in Denver, Plein Air Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, and many more. His suggestible renderings and fluent technique in both Oil and Pastel have earned him numerous awards and many devoted collectors throughout the United States, and he is considered by many to be the West’s premier pastel painter. Chavez and his wife, Dolores, currently reside in Parker, CO.