I was interviewed on breakfreeradio.com about my success as an artist; the turmoil of being gay in a Mormon community; and how I embraced my truth and now living free. It was a challenge to put myself out there like this; however, it is liberating to share with the world a smidge of my story--in the hopes it will inspire even one person who has had a similar life's journey.
Here is the unveiling of the finished painting of Marcelo with the black lines defining the letters of his name overlapping each other.
Here I show the complete painting in color before the finishing touches with the black lines of Marcelo's name.
Here I show you the painting of the sky of my friend Marcelo's name painting.
Here I show part 1 of 3 of a painting I did of a friend's name, Marcelo. In Spanish, 'mar' means ocean and 'cielo' means sky or heaven. This is a word painting where all of the letters of Marcelo are overlapped-creating the structural design for the painting. Here I show how it's laid out and how I will be coloring it to resemble sky and ocean.
Here I reveal the finished painting of my friend's contract/statement about who he is. Beautiful.
Here is the finished painting of my musician friend's music statement with his logo in the background.
Here I begin painting my friend's music logo in gray on a black underpainting. His statement about his music will be painted on top in colorful words.
Here I add the finishing touches and highlights to my friend's "contract"/"statement" painting about who she is as a woman.
Here is the reveal of my "Trust" painting with the black outlines. This was recorded at 3a so I'm a bit tired on this one.