A few months ago a friend was looking for artists to participate in a beautification project that will bring a local marker to an underpass of the Bruckner expressway near The Bronx River. I was so excited about it, I created a sketch after I was explained the project and sent it. They loved it so I was in. A week ago I got delivered the 6x4 feet board and I finished over the weekend.
All the 12 boards will be installed soon and the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place April 27. Save the date and I'll keep all of you posted!
This summer I have been very busy, but I also had time to share time with friends and celebrate their happiness and successes. New babies on their way, wedding anniversaries, birthday parties. I like to give special gifts. I believe in creating memories, images that will last years and will bring you back to that moment.
Instead of flowers, give a painting, instead of baby clothes that they will wear once, give some love...
Stay cool and keep celebrating!
I am exhausted. It's been an incredible experience to be part of the 2016 chashama Gala. Yesterday I painted over 250 words on a canvas, during 5 hours straight.
This unbelievable event takes place every year in the heart of NYC, 4 Times Square, where more than a hundred artists showcase or perform their art.
I had a participatory performance, called Wall of Words, where people was asked to write a word on a paper, words that inspire them, that they feel identify with, or that they didn't like and wanted to get rid of it. It had a great acceptance and everyone was very excited to see their word written on the canvas.
I had the most amazing helpers, Natalie and Yolanda, getting words from the attendees and helping me with the crowd management. I couldn't ask for better friends.
It's that time of the year again...
Love is in the air and you might need the coolest gift for your other half. No worries, I'm here to save the day.
Give me the words and I'll create a piece of art. The unique gift you were looking for. $25 for a 9x12" acid free illustration. Email me for any requests!
I wanted to share with you my latest flyer. I can't wait for this events to start happening.
I would like to invite all of you to come join us this summer as we drink and draw, network and have fun!
Spend the Sunday afternoons (4 to 8 p.m.) in July in the Bronx with BxArts Factory and the Gun Hill Brewery!
We will have live models to draw, music, contests and many other cool things to do!
For the next three Sundays, July 12th, 19th and 26th, BxArts Factory brings you Art at the Bar, and the option to showcase your artwork for a week at the Brewery.
After a very successful Fundraiser, we can't wait to keep working together to bring to The Bronx Art events and new opportunities for artists!
Remember we will be at 3227 Laconia Ave, The Bronx, NY!
Last Saturday I had the honor to participate with three of my pieces in the Art For Autism Fundraiser at El Fogon, All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks and Parents Of Autistic Children, two great organizations.
Here you see some of the people who came to support, the group of artist that donated their pieces, and on the right, the little lady that got my artwork during the fundraiser and her with the artwork already hanged up in her room.
It was an amazing experience for all of us!
Thanks Ed Alvarez for the pictures!
I was invited to exhibit at the New York Public Library. Bronx Library Center at Kingsbridge.
Celebrating the Women's History Month, Women of Ink & Letters (Mujers de Tinta y Letras) will be on display at the 4th floor.
Hours of operation
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I will also be giving two workshops, the first one this coming Friday, March 7th from 4pm to 5:30pm and the second one Friday, March 28th from 4pm to 5:30pm. So if you are interested in learning how to make inkblots and use your imagination; to find characters and places you didn't know were in you, come and join me!
You have to RSVP 718.579.4257
Today I had the privilege to redesign the wall menu at La Churreria, a great Spanish cafe in NoLiTa, NYC. They are located at 284 Mullberry Street. Their food is amazing and I finally found a place in Ny where I can have real Spanish Chocolate to dip freshly made churros.
I just love drawing words, and this job was a real pleasure!!
I am a...
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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