Art Brokerage: Artist Luis Sottil. Sottil studies, photographs and takes meticulous notes in the natural habitat of his subject before he paints the emotions that he experienced. His work is meant to emulate nature with the elements of surprise that are always present, from beauty, fear, joy, passion and romance. All human emotions are represented in nature. His original masterpieces are created using minerals, vegetable dyes and natural substances. He uses mother of pearl from the African sea to create iridescent white colors, to cochinilla powder from Oaxaca Mexico to create a brilliant cobalt blue. Sottil uses nature to paint nature.