These are groups of paintings organized within specific years where I was exploring certain themes and ideas. Across the years, a common thread in my work has been the inclusion of mixed-media (primarily acrylics, pencils, oils on wood, paper and/or canvas) as well as imagery that is often layered.
The featured painting is a painting (and, at times, its corresponding poem) that I select in order to focus on it and discuss the idea(s) behind it, the media and theme(s), and/or to showcase a recent direction. The Current Featured Painting is "app 2 pick a mask 2".
Occassionally I will use this page to include photos of a particular painting in several steps, from inception through completion. Recently added Kermit the Frog.
I have had the honor to have collaborated with different individuals and institutions throughout my artistic career. These include collaborations in murals, book covers, commissions, magazine covers.
I have always enjoyed making images not only through drawing and painting but also with words. I have been writing in a sort of "stream of consiousness", "automatic writing" approach for many, many years. What you may view by following the links below is a small collection of my writings.
Cantos Alegres, Embrace Creation and Divine Days are the titles to groups of musical compositions that Paul Basler, Professor of Music at University of Florida at Gainesville, created utilizing my poems as text.
Cantos Alegres was commissioned by and written for the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Music and Artistic Director.
Embrace Creation was commissioned by and written for the Tennessee Technological University Chorale, Craig Zamer, conductor.
Divine Days was written for and commissioned by Western Kentucky University for its 2006 Centennial Celebration.
Information about current exhibitions is updated.
Art Exhibition with my former mentor and professor, famous American Pop artist Mel Ramos, which took place in the summer of 2012 at Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, California.
Information about the 6 year international traveling art exhibtion featuring American artists dealing with 21st century Latino issues which started in the spring of 2012. The We Are You Art Exhibit will be at Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, California from August 2nd - August 31, 2013.
I am part of an artist collective that work in various visual art media. The purpose is to create exhibition opportunities to showcase artwork inspired by Federico Garcia-Lorca's concept of Duende Art.
In my artist statement you may read what I have to say concerning what my art is about.
Brief and general information about who I am as an artist.
In my resume exhibition record you may view press reviews, education, employment history, awards and the names of private and public collectors of my work.
In press reviews you may read selected articles where my art (poetry and/ or paintings) was featured as a result of an art exhibition or performance.
I share calls for art that are FREE to enter, requires no membership and are NOT restricted to local artists. Please share any opportunities you find and I will post them.
Visit my Painting Galleries: For over twenty years, image-making for me has been a passion and avenue for exploring experiences, dreams and preoccupations, including issues of our dependence on technology, consumer culture, relationships, spirituality, politics, and the human "theatre". The paintings are arranged into different galleries, grouped, chronologically (the earliest from 1993 and spanning into the present) and "themes", especially when I find myself working in a series of paintings inspired from my life experiences, memories, nostalgia and personal interest, for example multi-generational, cross-cultural, popular consumer-based iconography and imagery, such as Chespirito, the Morton Salt Girl, muppets from Sesame Street, the Mexican Loteria, and Art History Homages.