The Naturalismo Process


Sottil’s works are not about the flora or fauna that we find in nature but about giving voice to the emotions that he experiences while studying his subject matters in their enchanting natural habitat.

Sottil’s theory departs from his belief that all human emotions are represented throughout different elements of nature, Sottil adds, “To embrace the way nature makes us feel is to learn about who we truly are, thus discovering the real value about learning to live with our environment in harmony and balance.”

Sottil has found beauty, joy and romance through a special relationship he enjoys with the natural world and he shares it with us by emulating nature itself through his work.

He believes that through natural colors that reflect light and eye contact between animals and humankind, nature intended to establish an emotional bond.  That ultimately would evoke a human desire to learn how to coexist with one another.

That is why Sottil created the Naturalismo process using nature to paint nature, utilizing colors that are derived from mother of pearl, minerals, vegetable dyes and cochinilla among others, to create a brilliant, iridescent and luminescent effect on his canvases.

At the same time he paints the eyes of the animals up to 100% larger than scale to stimulate eye contact between his creation and the viewer.

Sottil also incorporates an element of surprise in his compositions in order to stimulate the subconscious mind into confronting a new image never before seen just like we experience when exploring nature.

Giraffes eating on lilies that are just as tall and fish swimming through watermelon leaves are some of the way Sottil makes use of his artistic license to accomplish such task.

The Naturalismo result is to be felt, not explained or understood.

Sottil envisioned the creation of an art form that would move the soul with emotion, brighten the senses with iridescent colors and come alive with interactive eyes that followed the viewer’s every move.  Sottil is known to have succeeded.

Naturalismo is now a subject of study in colleges and universities internationally.