Local artist Luis Preciado debuted “Décadas,” an exhibit of his work spanning nearly four decades, last Friday at La Línea art gallery in Nogales.

“I was pleasantly surprised at the great turnout we had on Friday,” he wrote in an email, adding that the “obvious hit” of the evening was a 4-by-5-foot oil painting of Frida Kahlo.

Additional favorites, he said, were four oil paintings of La Virgen de Guadalupe, which have already sold.

Other subjects of the approximately 30 paintings included in the exhibit include local landscapes, vintage automobiles, animals, plants and fruit. There are also several paintings of Preciado’s wife, Patricia.

Preciado grew up in Nogales, attended college in California, and had his first one-man show in 1987 at the San Francisco Art Exchange Gallery. He later moved back to Southern Arizona and currently resides in Rio Rico.

“Décadas” will remain on display until Dec. 15 at La Línea, which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m.

La Línea is at 32 Morley Avenue in downtown Nogales.

Learn more about Preciado’s art at luispreciado.com.

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