is an artist born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Rafael has had to face many challenges working, as an artist with a server visual impairment, due to torn retinas in both his eyes. Rafael has a positive attitude and great support from family and friends and continues to make great progress in the world of art. Opening The Easel Place has given Rafael the opportunity to share his knowledge and give other artists a chance to show and sell their artwork.
" There is always a chance that I may lose my vision compleletly without warning. I just had my 60th birthday last month so my luck is holding. Lets see what happens in the next 60 years. In the mean time, you can fine me at The Easel Place painting away like it may be my last."
Rafael E. Gonzales Resident artist at The Easel Place.