Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2001
Ready to Hang
Jose Pipino Cuevas was Welterweight Champion(147 lbs.)of the world from 1976 to 1980.Right about the time that I thought I may want to lace up the gloves myself.This was that era just before the real dangerous and talented heavy hitters came to the forefront from the horizon.People like Sugar Ray Leonard,Thomas "Hitman"Hearns(who was the one to de-throne Cuevas in August 1980)as well as Roberto Duran.Moving up in weight,himself,from the Lightweight division,where he had held that Championship.But for one brief period in those four years,the fight fans from the western states and Mexico had a real decent and charismatic champion to call their own..a champion named Jose"Pipino"Cuevas!
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.