Los Angeles Murals serve as violence prevention tool for activist Manny Velazquez

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Unconditional Love & Mother Earth

Manny drinks his vitamins...Salud!!!

Manny Velazquez's "Mother Earth" painting (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Como Un Perro arrives in Sacramento

My oil painting "Como Un Perro" arrived in Sacramento for display at the Capitol building!  It will be on display until 2012.

Hoochie Coochie Man

The gypsy woman told my mother
Before I was born
I got a boy child's comin'
He's gonna be a son of a gun...

Hear My Train a Comin'
A whole lotta people put me down
My girl done called me a disgrace...
Tears burnin', tears burnin' me, tears burning me way down in my heart
well you know It's too bad little girl, it's too bad, too bad we have to part

Artist Manny Velazquez and fan at Dia de los Muertos art exhibit in Long Beach

New paintings inspired by my love of live music!

Kid Ramos of Los Fabulocos
Kid Ramos...from sketch to canvas

New paintings inspired by my love of live music

from sketches to canvas

Acrylic on Canvas 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Richie Valens mural @ Pacoima middle school in the San Fernando Valley (city of Los Angeles)

Richie Valens (Valenzuela) was born and raised in Pacoima and attended Pacoima middle school.  
He died when he was only 17 years old, however he earned a number of gold records including 
"La Bamba" and "Donna".  I originally painted this mural in 1985.  
In 2009 we completely restored this mural during the hot San Fernando Valley summer of 2009.   
Original muralists painting, 1985 Pacoima
Manny Velazquez's Ritchie Valens mural, Los Angeles