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 including some of my favorite street/graffiti artists. The idea behind this show is that the gritty aspect of New York City is a large part of what makes it such a beautiful and unique place. There is so much energy and life in NYC and as it gets cleaned up and gentrified one neighborhood at a time those of us who have lived here for a long time can feel the energy and individuality leaving. 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.
Acrylic on wood, 12” x 16”
Custom Vinyl Figure and Spaceship
Acrylic on wood, 16” x 12”
I was given the opportunity to paint a mural in a town that is very special to me, Ithaca NY. This piece is dedicated to my wifes close friend Andrew Moran who passed away.