Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1"D
Year Created: 1993
Ready to Hang
Everybody American has a local freeway or highway or Interstste that they drive.I just happened to love my stretch of Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County when I would driveit.Especially when it was back down to Santa Clara,whence I had come,to party with old friends after following my family eventually,to Danville,where they had been transferred by the phone company in 1985.I followed in 1986.The following year,because I didn't yet really know how to take care of myself.By 1988,after "The Lost Boys"was released with that awesome soundtrack the year before, I was already planning the painting of my garden-like stretch of Interstate 680 with a dash of Vampires on bikes,thrown in to pay homage to my favorite vampire story of all time..creatures of the night riding speedily towards"Santa Carla"in Spring-like conditions!
My name is peter villalobos. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio.I am an artist from San Jose but currently live in the east bay town of Dublin California. Though I have been drawing all of my life,I actually began oil painting in 1991. The 1980's were my time playing with water colors and charcoal drawing before discovering oil paint and stretched canvas.Oil,I found, is more forgiving.Growing up,it was my father, an ex marine and minor league pitcher, who taught me to be interested in many different things,be it boxing or shooting or cars.;we would go to the drag races often in Fremont California in the early 1970's. You've seen the kids in the pits? Well,that was me. Many experiences and observations have morphed into various themes in my paintings.I began with a trilogy of Cannery Row paintings because that is where I helped my father build his schooner above Cannery Row, from 1976 to 1981,and that time, in many ways,both great and terrible,impacted me, leaving deep impressions.Currently,at this update in August 2017, I am working on number two oil painting from my dream series.... So enjoy the variety of paintings that have transpired in the last twenty five years,be it bits of Monterey's Cannery Row or great fighters from the past.- thank you.