After nearly five years writing about art on a daily basis, encountering artists using just about every medium, every style, from every country, every era, and every philosophy, I've started to get a little jaded. More and more I find it takes more and more to impress me. The really big names in art I've already written about, some of them in considerable detail. I'm now down to writing about merely interesting artists, whose art is worthwhile, though not necessarily the stuff of great masterpieces. I'm also fascinated by artists from the past whose life and work have a message to impart to modern day artists. And in rare cases, I also enjoy highlighting some of these modern-day artists, living and working today who, though they are far from household names, one day, probably will be considered "big names." Being a portrait artist, it takes a lot in the way of portraiture to impress me. The American artist/illustrator Roberto Parada impresses me.
|Bill the billionaire, up close.|
Caricature or portraiture?
|Bill Gates, Rolling Stone Magazine,|
|President elect, Barack Obama,|
2008, Roberto Parada
|President re-elect, Barack Obama,|
2012, Roberto Parada
|Jon Stewart, Roberto Parada|
|Clint Eastwood, Roberto Parada|
|From the G.W. Bush era,|
Children at Play, Roberto Parada
|Leave the Church, Follow Jesus,|
Newsweek, Roberto Parada
|Jerry Garcia and friend, Roberto Parada|
|Parada's Pop Art pop music icons,|
Springsteen, Elvis, and Dylan.
|Room Service, Fromm Gourmet|
Cat Food, Roberto Parada.
|French Poodle, Fromm Gourmet|
Dog Food, Roberto Parada.
|A book cover commissioned by Harper Collins|
--2,500 years of history unzipped