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Galloping Horses

This 15′ high by 40′ long mural was painting in 1993 by Santiago Perez. Santiago, who was on active duty with the Air Force at the time, was stationed at Falcon AFB from 1988 to 1994. He used this building and the adjacent building as his art studio. With the permission of the building owner he painted this mural of 18 galloping horses to call attention to the developing arts focus of the adjacent buildings. Though holding down a full time job with the Air Force, Santiago pursued his art (focused on western and cowboy art oil paintings) and was “launched” into public awareness when he won the “Best of Show” top prize at the Colorado State Fair in 1991. Santiago retired from the Air Force in 2000 after 24 years of service and has lived since then in Albuquerque where he is a full time artist. Santiago’s web site, (but see also see, and, describes himself as “… a painter of colorful and dramatic paintings in the Surrealist-fantasy, Hispanic, Western landscape, Cowboy, and other genres. Santiago paints horses, cowboy scenes, portraits, Southwestern landscape, and imaginary worlds of fantastic creatures. He gets his inspiration from art history, folk tales, stories, and poetry.” See photo below for detail. (Source: conversation with the artist, Santiago Perez)

Category: Mural

Medium type: Paint (acrylic, oil, etc.)

Date created: 1990


Colorado Springs, CO, 80903


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