Saturday, July 4, 2015

Donkey Show

Donkey Show, mixed media on canvas, 20" x 20",  original available from Latin Pop Shop
Prints also available

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July/Beach Day

Wishing all of my collectors and followers a very happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

Beach Day, acrylic and ink on canvas, 24" x 30", PRINTS available.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Margarita DeMayo

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage...

Margarita DeMayo, acrylic and markers on canvas, 11" x 14"

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

St. Pete Pride is Just a Week Away!

Pride Colored Glasses, mixed media on canvas panel, 5" x 7"

Saint Pete Pride is the largest Pride celebration in the entire state of Florida. If you are in town for the  festivities please be sure to visit my Latin Pop Shop booth between 22nd and 23rd streets on Central Avenue (directly across from the LGBT Welcome Center). I will be holding an art giveaway and every purchase will receive a free linocut print (will supplies last). There will also be a carnival-style photo stand free for the public to enjoy!

See you there!

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Brief Few Words on the Confederate Flag

Here's a bit of a rant because I have a lot of painting to do and am not getting stuck in a negative head-space. I spent most of my morning in a heated debate with a few people over their desire to fly the confederate flag without consequence or judgment.

When a symbol has been consistently stained with the blood of an oppressed people and tainted by hatred, it is time to retire it. The topic at hand is, of course the confederate flag, but my sentiment is not limited to this filthy rag.
When you choose to attempt to wipe that blood off of it and reclaim that symbol of your heritage (or maybe it just "looks cool") it sends (maybe unintentionally, but real all the same) a message of indifference and self-importance to people who have to carry a very deep and true fear and suffering in their hearts.
So to quote fairy tale book I once read (Alice in Wonderland, I think it was.) "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Don't be an asshole.