Medium & Materials:
  • Paintings are predominantly oil over an acrylic under painting— some are only oil, none are only acrylic
  • Paints, pigments, and mediums are archival, premium quality, and maintain excellent lightfastness with the sole exception of the brightest neon pinks, which are somewhat fugitive by their nature. This can be partially mitigated by keeping them out of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as well as by the UV-resistant varnish noted in the next point.
  • Paintings are protected with an archival but removable and repairable UV-resistant varnish which helps to preserve the aforementioned neon pigments.
  • Most works on panel are on masonite, some are birch.
  • Canvases are predominantly stretched by hand unless indicated. Canvas works are medium weight 100% cotton canvas primed with white acrylic, linen works are on premium quality #13DP linen primed with white acrylic.
  • Many of the oil paints used in my work contain heavy metals. While the completed work is beneath a final layer of varnish and the metals are benign when dried, any cutting or sanding of the work may produce harmful heavy metal dust. Do not eat.
  • With the above in mind, my studio practice has been designed to minimize waste output— paints, mediums, and solvents are kept out of landfills and water supplies and are disposed exclusively via local household hazardous waste disposal drop off


  • Pieces are hand-framed by me unless otherwise noted, and frames are made specifically for each piece
  • Frames are handmade from hardwood, using prefab carved pieces for decorative patterned elements
  • Wood used is predominantly poplar, with occasional oak or primed pine
  • Frames are primed and then painted with black enamel paint on the exterior edges and a heavy body red oxide acrylic paint on the interior before being finished with a gold metallic wax on the front facing edge
  • Pieces will have some type of hanging mechanism attached, but the length of the wire may vary between works of the same size or even among sets (triptychs, etc.)— so I'd recommend measuring before hanging if you're putting multiple works side by side
  • All pieces are available without frame at no extra charge. There is some ability to have a different finish on frames, please feel free to reach out and we can talk about it!

Content & Format:

  • All works are signed with a small stylized signature on front and a full title, signature, and year completed on reverse
  • Naming convention of works is based off of the location, series, and number of paintings, with a new series starting each year. There are some exceptions, but for instance, Sangre de Cristo Series 5, No.10, would reflect the tenth painting of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains done during the fifth year of painting that range.
  • Paintings are based on my own reference photos taken on travels throughout New Mexico and the Southwest


  • At this time I am only shipping within the U.S., using USPS when able, and other couriers as needed
  • The fastest turnaround within which I can get an order to you is 2 business days. My usual fulfillment schedule is typically not far behind this, but if you require an expedited shipment, please feel free to reach out via the contact form. Depending on the timeline and items involved, there will likely be an additional charge to cover expedited shipping.

Commissions/Custom Orders/Inquiries:

  • Almost always open and available to doing custom commissioned work— reach out via the contact form to discuss further! Typical rate is 20-40% higher than my standard price for work of the same dimensions, with the range depending on my current availability and the difficulty of the request
  • Inquiries regarding opportunities for exhibition, representation, promotion, etc. can be directed to my contact form or to jake@jaketrujillo.com. Within Santa Fe I am represented exclusively by Sun & Dust Gallery.

Studio Visits:

  • I am usually willing to host a visit to see my works and process in-person at my studio in Santa Fe— feel free to reach out via my contact form or email jake@jaketrujillo.com

Returns & Refunds:

  • I can typically accept a return and provide a full refund within 30 days of purchase, no questions asked. Beyond that it's a case-by-case basis, but I don't guarantee a refund in that instance. I cannot accept returns/refunds for custom work.
  • In case of any issue whatsoever, please feel free to reach out via the contact page and I'll be happy to help work through it with you!


  • Thanks for everything! I appreciate all of you and your interest and support