Eric, Luis and Daniel Barela in front
of their cedar pile in Talpa, NM
Eric Barela, age 15, is the eldest son of Luis Barela and is the great-grandson of famous New Mexico woodcarver, Patrocinio Barela.
Eric continued the family tradition of cedar woodcarving. He is the third-generation to create beautiful carvings using hand tools just like his great-grandfather.
Eric is currently inactive as a carver
Gallery Artist Statement
I like to carve because I can earn my own spending money.
I have made about 30 carvings, so far.
Saint Peter and the Key to Heaven
Cedar 7" x 2" Private Collection
Contact the Artist
Eric Barela, 21 Ortiz Rd (Talpa), (505) 758-7966
HC-78 Box 10015; Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557