Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2003
A friend,a retired motorcyle cop,asked me in 1978 if I had ever seen "Elctraglide in Blue" starring Robert Blake.I hadn't.I was 15 or 16 at the time.But living in Los Angeles in 2003 off of Hollywood Boulevard,I went to Amoeba Music on Sunset and rented the movie.Nothing really caught my eye about the movie until the very last scene.To the point where I took a pencil and paper and began sketching it.Ultimately the painting came about on a 30"x40"canvas from the small sketch.This was during Robert Blake's trial for murder of which he was aquitted.I had wanted to be a motor cop for awhile back in the late 1970's because of my late friend John.But that idea,like so many other dreams,came crashing down all around,so to speak,and in a bit of a metaphor, it's also supposed to be me sitting there,not just John Wintergreen(Robert Blake),in the middle of the road,completely spent!
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.