|Clifford Brycelea is a quiet,
thoughtful man. Like most men
of this type, when he makes a
statement, it usually carries
weight. The award winning
Navajo artist realizes that he has
the power to influence and reach
many people with his painting.
He regards this ability to make a
statement with respect.
Brycelea is a mystical artist, a
spiritual artist and a realist.
There is much in the mystical and
spiritual that is real and he
tries to bring that to the people
that appreciate his
paintings. His subjects
nearly always reflect a culture
and belief of Native
Americans. He paints their
legends, their stories, and their
lifestyles. Brycelea does
not limit his subjects to the
Navajo for he has studied many
Indian cultures and found that
they share a great deal.
He has been winning awards for
his art since he was ten years
old. Since graduating from
Fort Lewis College in Durango,
Colorado, he has shown his work in
galleries across the country,
illustrated magazines articles and
books and experimented in
While his style can not be
stereotyped, the quality of his
work is well known among Indian
art lovers. He continues to
win awards, among them three gold
medals from the American Indian
Cowboy Artists Society, and Indian
Arts & Crafts Association 1987
In every Brycelea painting there
is a story. For every
person, the story is
different. The artist leaves
that to you.
1721 Montano ST.
Santa Fe, NM 87505