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I had the privilege to draw and contribute this past weekend to the annual Drawn Together charity event at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. This event helps fund the parks art and restoration. Fairyland is one of Oaklands historic gems.
Photo Courtesy of: Elise Morris
I recently had the pleasure of painting Xela Collective’s magical van (an old school Ford Econoline). They are traveling the country in efforts to raise money to help fund arts and youth programs in Xela, Guatemala. They are good folks with a great mission. It was fantastic getting to know them and contribute to their project. Thanks to Cameron Thompson for painting the opposite side and extra thanks goes to Dimond Mine Gallery for hosting us. Peace.
My good friend Jake Watling had a really nice mural on Telegraph and 43rd in Oakland, CA. It unfortunately got tagged. Even more unfortunate, Jake got diagnosed with cancer and was going through chemo therapy at the time and could not get to the wall to fix it.
Mural before, by Jake Walling
Jake asked if I wanted to come and paint a new mural in it’s place. I was flattered and more then happy to help out. I painted the mural “Create” from reference of my daughter when she was really little. It was an image that I have been wanting to use for some time.
The neighborhoods response to the mural has been incredibly positive. Everyone is really hyped on it and I’m happy to say, it hasn’t got dissed yet.
Process shot by Preston Rhea
About a month ago, one of my art school buddies Michael Simpson (Percy Feils), asked me if I wanted to collaborate on a wall in Oakland. Of coarse I said yes, jumping at the opportunity to get down with an old friend. The wall has had some invaders since then, but rest assure we’ll be keeping it maintained as best we can. The wall/building is located at 40th and MLK in Oakland, CA, if you want to check it out in person.
Another Outside Lands. This year was amazing as always. Full of Music, Art, Friends, Beer and Food. Painting with my man Ken Davis was a good time. Thanks to Jeben Berg, Juxtapoz and the rest of the Outsider Art crew for the good time.
A few snap shots below. Enjoy.
Subm2 crew on the left and Apex on the right in action.
Renos and daughter.
Ricky Watts and Griffin One.
Got to met Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne. Sweet!
Process shot credit: memarisol
Lots of fans had photo ops by my piece. I’m flattered.
TONS OF PEOPLE! Photo credit Ranger Dave and OutsideLands. THANK YOU!!!
Finally getting around to posting pictures of the mural project I did for the law offices of Tamor & Tamor. They are extremely kind people and thoughtful defense attorneys. It was a please to work with folks that have similar political views.