Lynn Garlick Retablos grew organically over a period of 24 years. To create these heart felt colorful paintings of saints, Lynn has brought to the folk art of retablo making all the skills and passions that she has learned through a life time of drawing, woodworking and painting. Moved by the sacred art of the retablo and the santeros (saint makers) who made them, she started creating them herself. Lynn hand carves her original designs on the traditionally used ponderosa pine planks. She adopted the old school technique of decoupaging prints of her originals onto pine boards from the Italian alter screens found in Europe. This process made her production retablos affordable. All of her saints are ready to hang, or rest about the house, in a pocket, or on an alter. On the back of the board the retablo has the story of the saints life and a prayer. " I feel so fortunate to do this art/ business. The saints angels and prayers have changed and blessed my life. My hope is that they touch and bless others."