Becky Donatucci, Hand tinted B&W Photos in Santa Fe




 I remember sneaking away with my Mother’s Brownie camera when I was very young. Life got busy, and I eventually pursued my photography career when my children left home, by going back to college. Much of my hand colored work is self-taught. I paint by hand onto the original print with watercolors and oils. I love to photograph areas of Colorado and the Southwest where I was born and raised, emphasizing the history of the area. Photographing the ghost towns and the old west brings that moment in time to life. 

Hand tinting of daguerreotypes was the first effort to create realism of color in the early 1840s. Hand coloring of photographs declined by the 1950s with wide access to color film. A revival of the process is being used by artist/photographers for the aesthetic value rather than the need for realism. 

 I currently reside in Santa Fe, NM and I am a member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists which hosts outdoor fine art shows near the historic square in downtown Santa Fe, spring through fall. I also sell my work at festivals throughout Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Vail (where I was featured artist 2009), Beaver Creek, Salida (Best of show 2015), Ridgway (Best in photography 2015) & Durango. I have also shown my artwork in Kansas City, MO; Jackson Hole, WY; Sedona, AZ and Albuquerque, NM. Please check my current schedule for upcoming shows. My professional services include custom hand painted photographs and photo restoration of your current or historical photos. 

Show Schedule

2019 Show schedule

Santa Fe Society of Artists west of the historic Santa Fe downtown plaza. 9AM to 5:30PM Sat and Sun.

September 14-15, 2019

Summer 2019: High Road Art Gallery

Truchas, NM

Weekends September 21st through May 2020 at El Museo Culteral Santa Fe at the railyard district, Santa Fe.  Saturday 8-4 and Sunday 10-4.

Special events are scheduled weekly at the railyard.  

New images are coming!!

I will be sending a monthly email with new pieces including limited edition prints with sizes available.

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​Shows are just west of the historic plaza or contact me for an appointment at my home studio 

Into the West Photos

122 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, United States

970-274-2143, call , text or email