October 26, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Foote Gallery

Armando Silva uses his artistic platform to pursue his passion and purpose – believing in a responsibility within his community to lead, educate and give back. He paints his portraits to tell stories while in his studio or on stage in front of thousands.

As a creative, I look for opportunities to present my artwork in order to paint a bigger picture. My intuition is to find the greens in a red rose and the blues in an orange. Every brush stroke has a rhythm and every color has its voice. ~ Armando Silva

Born in Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico, Silva moved with his family to Northern Colorado when he was just five. Quickly becoming familiar with pop culture in America, he submerged himself in the visual and performing arts behind closed doors, later going on to earn his B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.