Lots of surf art lately, and here is another piece to add to the collection! This is a custom-made, 8″ by 12″ mixed-media piece done on a Canson Illustration Board (a museum-quality paper). Below is the original photo, accompanied by 2 shots of the artwork!
This is a recently completed painting of surfer Arnie Smith hitting the waves in Maui, Hawaii! The painting is 8″ by 12″ and custom framed in a 12″ by 16″ black metal, archival-quality frame with UV glass protection, and an acid and lignin-free mat board! Thanks Jenny for giving me the opportunity to provide you and your husband with art for your home!
Here is a father-daughter portrait drawing that I recently completed. This portrait drawing really shows off the innocent energy and playfulness present in the captured moment. What she’s doing is slapping a sticker of Dora the Explorer on his forehead, just in case you’re wondering!
The past few days I’ve been taking the bus from Alexandria to Arlington. We live in a diverse neighborhood on the north end of Alexandria, close to a large Latino community made up of mostly Central American immigrants. Since I am usually one of the few gringos on the bus, it sort of reminds me of being in Costa Rica, which is where I first started making art for others besides myself. Even though I worked in community economic development as a Peace Corps Volunteer with the local people of La Cruz de Abangares, I especially enjoyed collaborating with several of them on artwork for public display. So I thought I’d post some pictures of that work, along with a few other non-art projects!
I recently turned this photo of baby Victoria with her visiting grandparents from Portugal into a portrait drawing that was given as a surprise gift to them. Mario, the grandfather, is also a talented artist. I’m glad they liked it and have some meaningful artwork to display in their home back in Portugal!