Roger mARTinez is a native of Northern New Mexico whose Spanish lineage dates to the first European settlers of 1598; his Native ancestry also dates back a thousand years or so. He has had a life interest in most every aspect of culture from dance, food, music, and storytelling to traditions, language, songs, and religions.
Repetitive family stories and classics such as La Llorona and Comadre Sebastiana opened a world of both intrigue and creativity to him.
mARTinez was born and raised in Taos, where he lived his culture fully through writing, photography, and painting. Today, he recognizes his work as both traditional and abstract in its purest form of creativity. mARTinez enjoys photographing and writing about Taos and the Southwest in its traditional sense, and he loves the adobe used in the beautiful churches and local landscape. All this combines and is exemplified in his photography, writing, and abstract paintings.