The 2019 Welling Court Mural Project was an absolute blast, seeing old friends, making new ones and painting all day into the sunset to help make this gem of a neighborhood in Queens, NYC even more beautiful!
We also had a fun conversation with our friends at Sold Magazine on their podcast right after we finished our mural, good times!
This was the first mural festival in Akumal, Mexico, over 70 artists from around the world came together to help beautify this town. We ended up creating something more than just a collection of beautiful murals, we helped unite the community and bring out the best in everyone involved.
The people of Akumal were so incredibly generous and welcoming, they offered us places to stay, food to eat and transportation around town. The artists that came to participate in this event were equally optimistic and full of positive energy, we ended up making friends from many different parts of the world. As a group we created beautiful artwork, made unforgettable memories and for many of us had an all together transformative experience.
The festival was so well received by the people of Akumal that there are already plans being made for the second Akumal Arts Festival in 2019 and we can’t wait to be a part of it again!
Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 27”
Acrylic on wood, 20” x 28”
This year was the 8th year of my involvement with the Queens Welling Court Mural Project. I am always grateful to be able to to come back and be a part of this project. Artists from all over the world come together to help beautify this neighborhood in Queens. It so wonderful to be a part of something that ads such a positive impact to the environment I live in.
“Keep The City Gritty” was a group art show I put together that included some of my favorite street & graffiti artists. The idea behind this show was to focus on the gritty aspects of New York City where so much energy and inspiration has come from and impacted so many people.
As new development continues to transform NYC, those of us who have lived here for decades can see the beauty and magic of this wondrous city fighting to survive. While the city’s history is being torn down building after building it’s getting replaced by structures that out price lifetime residents and eliminate the mom & pop spots that gave NYC so much character.
With this show each artist provided their own street sign painted in their distinct style. The result was a beautiful collection of raw and energized pieces celebrating the spirit of NYC and reminding people why it’s so important to “keep the city gritty”.
Acrylic on wood, 12” x 16”
Custom Vinyl Figure and Spaceship
Acrylic on wood, 16” x 12”