Andy Marquez entered into the art business as a photographer in 1984, while living in Houston. He participated in a number of festivals, not knowing that these would lead him to 800 more, throughout the years. After one year in Houston, Andy and Teresa moved to Colorado with their three-month-old son, Chris.
Before long this became a living. They traveled all over the state, then expanded to New Mexico, Arizona, Yellowstone, and Glacier in Montana.
In November 1992, the Marquez family opened their first gallery on West Main Street in Littleton, Colorado.
They began taking overseas trips for the sole purpose of photographing the wonders of the world. They traveled far and wide to such places as the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Cliffs of Mohrer in Ireland.
The turn of the century brought Andy and Teresa an idea for a coffee table book, self publishing their first, "Last Signs of the Frontier," 100 pages of old Colorado signs. Two more followed before releasing a wonderful Colorado book called "CO: A Breath Away From Heaven." This met with great success. An international one followed. They took a break until 2017, when Andy published a whimsical little storybook called, "The Adventures of Vilhelm and Gustavo." In SEPTEMBER came the big, long awaited, "The Magic and Wonder of Colorado," now meeting sales records like none they'd seen before.
Andy has been a warrior, chasing the light to its final moment.