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Sean Wells y Delgado

5TH GENERATION SPANISH COLONIAL ARTISAN

Born in Texas and having grown up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sean has been heavily influenced by the traditional heritage art forms of the region as well as the influx of contemporary art that have made Santa Fe an attractive destination for collectors and artists.

Sean participates in the annual Spanish Market along with her brother, Jason Younis y Delgado, who practices Spanish Colonial Tinwork as a 5th generation tinsmith. Sean also found early guidance when paired with the local Santa Fe artist and gallery-owner, Victoria Rabinowe through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Sean achieved a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1995 and has pursued design in all its forms with her husband, Daryl Wells, under their shared company, Twilight Design Studio. The education from the University gave Sean a foundation of and love for the philosophy of design, something which she incorporates into everything she produces. Although they have always produced collateral marketing materials for their architecture clients, the waning market for architectural services naturally guided them towards developing the graphics and marketing aspects of their studio.

Sean Wells’ artwork has been featured on internationally distributed beer labels (Cerveza de los Muertos), nationally distributed wine labels (La Catrina Vino) and nationally recognized New Mexico Lottery Scratchers. She is also proud to contribute design and support to her favorite non-profit community organizations including the Day of the Tread bike event and the community driven Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque. She is an award-winning 5th generation Spanish Colonial artist and juried member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in the retablo category. Sean exhibits unique collaborations with her brother, tinsmith Jason Younis y Delgado, at the prestigious Traditional Spanish Market. With a background in architecture and design from the University of Virginia, Sean has contributed to several publications, including the award-winning innovative book, “I Had The Craziest Dream Last Night!” which was a collaboration between her and her Big Sister, artist Victoria Rabinowe. 

Sean Wells is one of my favorite artists of all time.
And her thrive to teach and share her talent is just as wonderful!
~J. Castillo