| Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery | Tubac AZ

“This God given talent is a gift from Him, what I do with it, is my gift to Him.” ~Lou Maestas

Lou Maestas is a native born Arizonan and found himself growing up with Native Americans in his hometown of Seligman Arizona.


Lou PhotoKnowing their culture and folklore inspired him to draw and paint them in his early days and to the present

He also enjoys painting their natural habitat and dwellings, especially the cliff dwellings of Canyon de Chelly in Northern Arizona. 

Lou currently resides in Tubac and looks forward to permanently making his home here.

Lou has perfected the oil painting Rub-out technique made popular by Michelangelo.  It is a process of using one oil color (burnt umber) and rubbing away down to the white of the panel with only fingers and a rag.  This technique caught Lou’s eye 30 years ago and “still fascinates me today.”

Are you interested in purchasing Lou Maestas’ work? Please contact Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery for more information.