Size: 18"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2012
Ready to Hang
I get an idea,a feeling or a vision of something that puts forth the question to myself:"do I really want to paint that?"Though it may take me some time before I apply brush to canvas, there is first the process of"if the vision doesn't let go,then eventually I will have to start it". That is,if the picture and feeling inside doesn't leave,then I eventually have to deal with it,paint it, in order to put the idea to rest.Sometimes that can be a long process! If the idea doesn't stick around,however, in the long run of mulling it over, then it wasn't meant to be!
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.