Found in November 2012 Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine
“Hector’s subject matter is diverse. He paints abstracts that at first glance
appear nonrepresentational, but are inspired by sunsets from the beaches of Mexico. His figurative work is full of movement, texture and layers of media, and his architectural work is rich in color much like the Mexican
villas he draws his inspiration from.”
Llamas was born in Pittsburg, California, and raised in the small border town of San Luis Rio Colorado in Sonora, Mexico. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education at Arizona State University and rediscovered his passion for his heritage while student teaching in Mexico.
He loves printmaking but has developed his own personalized painting and drawing style. Almost all of his color blending is done on the surface of the canvas with various media such as acrylic paint, oil pastel and conte crayon, a break from the rigid structure of classical printmaking.