St. Valentine Retablo Wall Hanging

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  • The Patron Saint of Lovers, Happy Marriages, Young People and Beekeepers.
  • Retablo wall hanging range in size from 9" to 13" inches tall and are 5 1/2" wide by 3/4" thick.
  • Hand printed in New Mexico by Taos artist Lynn Garlick.
  • The Retablos are hand printed on pine boards with pre-drilled holes for easy hanging.
  • More Information on Lynn Garlick is below, please scroll down on this page.
  • From Made in New Mexico. Ships Next Business Day. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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Valentine was a priest who aided Christians who were being persecuted under the reign of Claudius II. Despite this, Valentine was performing marriages to Christian couples. Eventually he was caught and beaten and then jailed. Claudius, however, liked Valentine and spared his life until Valentine tried to convert Claudius to Christianity. After this, the ruler had him beheaded. The night before the execution it is said that Valentine wrote the jailer's daughter a note, which he ended by signing, "From your Valentine". He was beheaded on February 14, around 270 AD.

Lynn Garlick Retablos grew organically over a period of 20 years. To create these heart-felt paintings of saints, angels and blessings, Lynn has brought to the folk art of Retablo making, all the skills and passions that she has learned through a lifetime of drawing, woodworking and painting. She is a long time resident of Taos, New Mexico. Moved by the sacred art of the retablo paintings and the santeros (saint makers) who made them, she started creating them herself. Lynn handcarves and paints her original designs on the traditionally used ponderosa pine planks. Then she decoupages high quality prints of her originals onto pine boards, in an old school technique used for the Italian altar screens of medieval Europe.

Speaking of her work, Lynn says, "The diverse cultures and the landscape of this part of the country deeply and yet unintentionally influenced me both artistically and spiritually. I am nourished by Northern New Mexico's rugged wildness and rawness. The profound devotion found in the different traditions and faiths here are unusual and inspiring. My original Retablos are painted on board with watercolor. I produce these prints with a deep appreciation of the santero and what has come before".

Includes a statement about the saint on the reverse side. Most are available as either an ornament or a wall hanging. The Ornaments are hand printed on a masonite board with a thread for easy hanging. The Retablos range in size from 9" to 13" inches tall and are 5 1/2" wide by 3/4" thick. Ornaments range in size from 4" to 6" tall by 2 1/2" to 3" wide by 1/8" thick. From Made in New Mexico. Ships Next Business Day. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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I love the Retablos art work by Lynn Garlick

Ever since I bought my first ornament size Retablos by Lynn Garlick, I've been collecting her work. This was the first larger Retablos that I bought and I love it. Slowly but surly I am buying everyone she makes available on Made in New Mexico site. Absolutely unique and charming. Thank you Lynn, and thank you Jonathan.

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