Art

Sanctus Mural Panels [Painting and Explanation]

Sanctus Mural Panels [Painting and Explanation]

In January 2016, I debuted a large 48x48 painting that was enlarged to 16x16' for the Mass setting of the Austin DCYC (Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference) held in Waco, Texas…

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1200 800 Cristóbal Almanza
The Four Evangelist [Painting Series]

The Four Evangelist [Painting Series]

In 2015, I painted and

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2640 1520 Cristóbal Almanza
Nuestra Señora Del Pillar [Painting]

Nuestra Señora Del Pillar [Painting]

October 12th is celebrated as the feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar.

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944 1200 Cristóbal Almanza
La Madonna Negra [Painting]

La Madonna Negra [Painting]

The Christian faith is centered around the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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1566 2001 Cristóbal Almanza
Leō – St Mark the Evangelist [Painting]

Leō – St Mark the Evangelist [Painting]

One of my favorite themes in creating art over the last several years has been a focus on angels.

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1564 3134 Cristóbal Almanza
The Most Divinely Inspired Painting

The Most Divinely Inspired Painting

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1024 512 Cristóbal Almanza
Symbols of Saint Joseph in Sacred Art

Symbols of Saint Joseph in Sacred Art

Saint Joseph is a mysterious character in scripture. We know little about his life, and he never has a word recorded in the Bible.

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325 453 Cristóbal Almanza
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Beyond Culture and Art

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Beyond Culture and Art

When I found a renewed interest in Mary, I resisted a devotion to our Lady of Guadalupe. This was mainly because I am a Mexican-American and it seemed too cliché.

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900 600 Cristóbal Almanza
Struggles in Advent through Renaissance Painting Faces

Struggles in Advent through Renaissance Painting Faces

I have always enjoyed the art from the Renaissance, and it's often a great source of inspiration for my own work.

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900 600 Cristóbal Almanza
Saint Anthony of Padua [Painting]

Saint Anthony of Padua [Painting]

Sometimes patron saints get typecasted. They are the Patron Saint of one area and suddenly everyone forgets all the other great things they did.

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500 580 Cristóbal Almanza

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