John Angelo LeRouge

Wood Carver

One of Ben Ortega’s grandchildren, Angelo has been carving for fifteen years, influenced by his grandfather Ben Ortega and his uncle David Alvarez.  

 

At the age of 10 Angelo would spend his summers with his grandpa Ben.   He taught Angelo how to use carving tools and to carve.  Angelo has developed his own techniques.  One characteristic he has in common with his grandpa Ben is a desire to please.  His work consists of hand carved figures of Saint Francis, San Pasqual, Saint Joseph, Nativities, Flight to Egypt and Angels. 

 

Angelo is passionate about his work because of his great faith.  You can see it on the faces of his carvings, they are quite passive and humble.  He believes that this is a great gift that has been handed down to him.  

San Pasqual, by Angelo LeRouge

San Pasqual, by Angelo LeRouge

St. Francis by Angelo LeRouge

St. Francis by Angelo LeRouge

Santos by Angelo LeRouge

San Pasqual and St. Francis by Angelo LaRouge

Angel by Angelo LeRouge

Angel by Angelo LeRouge

Angelo LaRouge

Angelo with his carvings

Christ the Shepherd

Christ the Shepherd by Angelo LeRouge

Angelo at Work

Angelo at Work

Angelo

Angelo with his carvings

Angelo's Christ Carving

Christ and Child

Address

227 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact

(505)984-2830

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