Murals by Estella Loretto seen at Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque - "The Gift of a New Dawn"
Murals by Estella Loretto seen at Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque - "The Gift of a New Dawn"
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Item "The Gift of a New Dawn"
Created by Estella Loretto

"The Gift of a New Dawn"

Item Details
Painter Estella Loretto designed this guest room at Albuquerque’s Nativo Lodge. "The Gift of a New Dawn" — Estella’s art is inspired by nature and the beauty of life's unfolding. The art is stylized, colorful and contemporary, rooted in but not confined by her cultural traditions.

Meet the Creator

Estella Loretto

Estella Loretto

Albuquerque, NM

Estella Loretto is currently the only Native American woman working in monumental bronze sculpting. She is recognized internationally as one of the finest sculptors living today. Estella’s genuine spiritual nature defines her commitment to integrity and authenticity in her art and in her life.

She has studied and trained with mentors including her mother, her grandmother, and most notably with Native American sculptor Allen Houser-Haozous. She was his last student before his death in 1994.

Estella left her native New Mexican home at the Pueblo of Jemez at age 15 and traveled the world for eight years studying with remarkable artists in Italy, Japan, India, Nepal, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.

Estella’s work has always reflected her highly internalized spiritual vision of the world, an intimate legacy of her Pueblo background that is manifested in her artistic creations as well as her home which is a sanctuary of beauty.

Available for commission/custom work