William and Luann Garcia are self-taught artists raised in Santa Fe and married in Pecos New Mexico. While living at their families ranch in the Northern New Mexico village of Ojo de la Vaca, they discovered the tin work of Jose Maria Apodaca (1844-1924). They were inspired to pursue their own creative traditional tinwork using their own handmaid dyes, stamps and patinas.
William currently works as the Tribal Works Director for the Pueblo of Pojoaque. His construction backround and involvement with the design and construction of some of the most unique adobe structures in Northern New Mexico, has enabled him to incorporate tinwork into one of a kind architectural mirror frames , door casings, light sconces and other interior and exterior design pieces.
Luann continues to grow in her artistic ventures as a homemaker, animal lover and tin artist. Both William and Luann's love of God, family,home and the land are expressed in their art. They wish to share this tradition with all.
Their work is in several prominent private homes such as George and Felicia Rivera, Joel and Christine McHorse. There work is also displayed at the Poeh Museum and The Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Custom orders and select pieces are available at the Montez Gallery and at their home Studio/Gallery. They also participate in the Pojoaque River Art Tour.