Newsletter July 2019

Unconventional Portrait Commission

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Check out my latest portrait commission project from West Palm Beach
(here is the graphic design version, next step will be the painting itself!)

Inquire here on your Own Unconventional Portrait Commission for Yourself, Friends or Family -- makes a great gift!
Send me your favorite photo and what you want in terms of mood, feelings, character, style... and I'll send over a free price quote.

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Discover the Joy of PortraitDrawing!

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- Small group Portrait Drawing Classes
Where: Studio B66 at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
For Who:for beginners (max 6 ppl), the small group insure an individual follow up.
When: Saturdays 10am-12pm // Classes start soon... contact me here for more details.

-Portrait Demo Party at My Studio B66
When: July 13th, 6pm-8pm
What: Join some new friends for wine and fun watching a live portrait demo!
Click here to RSVP by July 5th for you and a friend to join for free!

For Sale

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- Mana Decentralized
State of Mind
, Charcoal and white chalk on paper, 13"x10",
Mana Decentralized is an art consignment platform at Mana Contemporary. The above work and others are displayed at the new online and physical platform that democratizes the sale of art. for Click here to see.

- Limited Edition Painting Prints (1/50)
All paintings on my website are also available in Limited print edition (1/50)! Email me to look at the options.

Job Opportunities

- I am looking for an Adjunct Teacher Position
I am looking for positions at College/ University in the NYC metro Area for Fall 2019
If you hear about anything that becomes available please share it with me at

- Now Hiring Volunteers: Jersey City Drawing Club
Get involved in the club and attend the sessions every Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm for free.
Location: Basement of Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
The following positions are available to start September 2nd. Email me here for more information.

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Social Media, Marketing & Outreach Officer

  • Logistics Officer

  • Models Management Officer

  • Sponsorship and Fundraising Officer

  • President

  • Session in charge

Upcoming Special Events

- General Pencil Company will visit the Jersey City Drawing Club!
When & Where: July 11th, 6:30pm at the Basement of Mana Contemporary
Why It's So Special: The club and so many people in the US as well as artists are big fans of General Pencils! They produce the yellow pencil with a pink rubber, fantastic charcoal pencils and other pencils. It happens that the factory is a mile away from my studio at Mana Contemporary! Come and meet them! RSVP here


I am in a duo exhibition with Irvin Rodriguez

“The Art of Realism”

with this political piece:

Study after F.Bacon, Pope Francis, Oil on canvas, 72”x 58”, 2017

(Also available in limited print edition 1/50, message me here for information)

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 16, 6-8pm
come to support!

Rotunda Gallery 3rd floor
City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

On display through July, 2019

Study after F.Bacon, Pope Francis,Oil on canvas, 72”x 58”, 2017

Study after F.Bacon, Pope Francis,Oil on canvas, 72”x 58”, 2017

Some Interesting Things I've Been Working On

- Workshop about training to pitch your Art in a Role Play

Click on here to see the Video.

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On June 25th I hosted a Workshop for artist with Graham Dobbin, Sam Syed and Bryan Uribe.

The concept is for the artist to have one of his art piece exhibited and to train his pitch in the presence of a client.

Here the client was played by top sales professionals Sam Syed and Bryan Uribe. Sam is a Financial Representative and injury insurance broker at Northwestern Mutual. He had been No1. Broker at Northwestern Mutual for USA last year over 2500 financial advisors. Bryan is a business strategist and consultant. Graham has been a trainer at the Dale Carnegie Sale Training course. He was supervising the interaction and giving feedbacks to the artists.

It was a great success as we learned so much about how to position yourself in the presence of a client, when to talk and when to stay silent. It's been so useful! I am grateful to Graham Dobbin, Sam Syed and Bryan Uribe and all artists who attended because it is something that is much needed for artist!

Click here if you are interested in attending the next workshop!

Every attendee is so grateful of all that they learned! Please like the video on my Youtube Chanel, thank you! :)

Latest painting commission

Portrait Painting Commission, 8"x10", oil on panel

Portrait Painting Commission, 8"x10", oil on panel

Landscape in Pennsylvania, 8"x10", oil on panel

Landscape in Pennsylvania, 8"x10", oil on panel

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