About The Artist

Joseph Comellas, a 32 year resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico was born in Upstate New York.  The frequent trips to the museums and galleries in New York City,  influenced Joseph at an early age to study art and begin a life long journey as a professional artist. Then at the age of 15, Joseph moved with his family to Austin Texas. There in 1974, Joseph met famed artist, Amado Pena and a long term apprenticeship was formed. Joseph began selling his artwork professionally in galleries and traveled with Peña to art shows throughout Texas at the ages of 16 to 20.   He attended, Southwest Texas State University on a full paid art scholarship from the Beard Foundation.

It was in 1982, when Joseph moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico after being drawn here on a previous visit with Pena in 1979. He continued to further his education, attending classes at The College of Santa Fe.

Joseph shows and sells his work to collectors world wide who frequently visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. This international audience is truly a blessing in the art and life of Joseph Comellas. The longevity in the market has allowed for a constant development and growth as an artist and from that a unique body of art has emerged.

The Santa Fe landscape with all its sensual shapes, organic forms and dramatic lighting defines the painting of Joseph Comellas. These paintings that depict mountains, mesas and buttes, arroyos and rivers flown with abundant water speak volumes about that sense of place and peoples journey through that place in time and history.

Gallery Representations

Art Galleries


Santa Fe,  NM  1986 to 2007

Carol Thorton Gallery

Joan Cauley Gallery 

Amado Peña Gallery

Romero Gallery

Water Street Gallery  

Contemporary SouthWest Gallery

 Pippen Meikle Fine Arts Gallery

Taos,  NM  1988 to 1999

 Gallery A

 The Variant Gallery

Arizona  1999 to 2007   

Jordan Road Gallery, Sedona

 Casa de Artistas, Scottsdale  

Proctor Fine Art Gallery,Sedona






Show Schedule 2017 Season


April 22-23 29-30
May 6-7 13-14 20-21 27-28
June 3-4 10-11 24-25
July 1-2 8-9 15-16 22-23
Aug 5-6 12-13 26-27
Sept 2-3 16-17 23-24 30
Oct 1 7-8 14-15