Hello, welcome to my temporary website.
I was born in East Los Angeles, California in 1946. In 1970, I co-founded
GOEZ Art Studios & Gallery with the brothers Joe and John Gonzalez. The first
group of this kind in Los Angeles. Then in 1975, Wayne Alaniz Healy and I founded East Los Streetscapers,
a public art group that has produced many
artworks in different medias; such as acrylic and
ceramic murals, metal sculpture and concrete relief. Two of my solo murals "Dreams of Flight"
and "Read Between
the Lines" have become very popular. One is pictured below. I
had worked simultaniously in the furniture advertizing industry and then in the theme park-painting field
at the same time as my mural career has progressed through the years. Now that i'm retired from Universal Studios;
I am working on my archives and gallery artwork.
This is a detail of my second solo mural "Read Between the Lines"
painted in 1975. It has
received exceptional publicity and has been documented
in various ways. Because of the poor
condition of the stucco wall that it was painted on;
I have had to retouch it many times through
the years and eventually completely remake the
intire wall surface. This year I was fortunate to
receive a commission from the community
group Volunteers of East Los Angeles, to repaint the
mural totally. The theme
is my most political and socially significant message, that I've done.
you see a young man turning away from what his family is doing (watching American TV)
is being inspired by an ancient precolumbian deity Quetzalcoatl, as he reads a book on
Most of my public artwork has been co-operative; which is much easier and more fun
with at least one more person. My work with the Streetscapers has been very creative
productive as well as being very satisfying. I am now doing much of the artwork in Photoshop.
My next project is to restore my first solo mural "Dreams of Flight" at Estrada Courts in Boyle
Chicano Artist, Scenic Painter, Gallery
Painter, Commercial Artist, Giclée Prints, Postcards, Photographer and