Spirit of Healing
Santa Rosa Children's Hospital
Treviño, hometown, San Antonio, was a most promising artist
before he lost his painting hand in Vietnam. His successful struggle
to adapt and learn to paint with his remaining hand has been an
inspiration to other amputees.
Treviño is a photorealist capturing his world as he
sees it. He paints the neighborhoods and people he has known from childhood
with warmth and sincerity, portraying the beauty of
hs become one of the most well-known Hispanic artists in the nation. Two
of his paintings are in the Smithsonian's American Art
is also known for his murals and mosaics. His "Spirit
of Healing", on Santa Rosa Children's Hospital is shown at the
left. This mural consists of
150,000 ceramic tile pieces and is 90
feet tall. It is one of the largest murals in North America.