Ernie Gallegos was born in 1948 in Las Vegas, NV. His family moved to Brighton, CO and he effectively grew up there. He was fortunate to study at the New York Art Students League, where he was instructed by nationally known artists David Lefell and Daniel Greene; he has also studied with Ramon Kelly. Ernie's paintings are beautifully subtle and textured. They capture the spiritual essence of the people he paints. He has the ability to capture the soft natural light so elusive to render in still life paintings. His landscapes are exciting, yet evoke a peaceful and enjoyable experience.