Luis Preciado is an artist who paints in oil. His subject is people, animals, still lifes and the classic car of days gone by. “I am constantly striving towards a more minimalist style by stripping away that which is not vital.”
Luis came to San Diego, California in 1979 to study art at the University of San Diego where he received his bachelor of Fine Arts. He fell in love with the natural beauty of the city and decided to stay for 25 years. Throughout the years Preciado’s work has been collected all over the world. From 1986 to 1990, Luis’ work was licensed in calendars, posters, limited edition serigraphs, beach towels, ceramic plates and woman’s apparel stores like Charlotte Russe. In the 1990’s, Preciado explored the world of photo-realism and was even contracted by Playboy magazine between 1997 and 1998 to create illustrations for their articles. For over 20 years he has been drawing and painting people. Of all the galleries carrying Luis’ art, San Francisco Art Exchange has been the most prolific in selling his work from the mid-80’s into the late 90’s. .
Luis Preciado has worked in acrylic, pencil and presently oil paint on canvas. His subjects have included women, children, charras, tequila, horses and architectural landmarks. In 2005, Luis Preciado decided to move to southern Arizona after being captivated by one of the many sunsets the mystical desert has to offer. The artist works out of his studio overlooking the San Cayetano Mountains along with his beautiful wife.