Back to painting again

It's been awhile since I posted in this blog section.  I've recently started painting again and thought I would share.  Expect to see more of this style of painting in the near future, thanks for reading!




New Website Underway

Currently working on a new layout for the website which will separate Fine Art from Commercial work.  Trying to incorporate some Video in as well.  The website should be finished by the end of the year (need to go through new work and select).  Thanks for reading!



The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown NYC 6.24.15

"Dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life, the Steve Nash Foundation operates globally to increase access to critical needs resources for children affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect. Through its own initiatives, as well as grants to child-focused non-profits, the Foundation builds healthy communities by growing health in kids."

- The Steve Nash Foundation


It's great that Steve Nash and his foundation give back to children in need.  The "showdown" is every year featuring a lot of pro athletes.  Here was this year's roster: 

Team World (Black): Steve Nash (Two-time NBA MVP), Simone Sandri(Showdown Co-Founder), Alessandro Del Piero (Italy's World Cup star), Luol Deng (Miami Heat), Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), Roman Neustadter (FC Shalke 04), Massimo Gobbi (A.C. Parma), John Nash (Steven's father), Enrico Zanus, Giovanni Bartocci.

Team America (White): Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina), Kyle Martino (MLS Soccer Analyst), Geoff Cameron (U.S. Men's National Team & Stoke City), Jay DeMerit (Former U.S. National Team), Jeff Matteo (Assistant Coach St. John's Basketball), Richie Williams, Chris Mullin (NBA Hall of Famer & Head Coach of St. John's Basketball), Marc Stein (ESPN's Soccer Today), and Mike Quarino.

Really thankful I got to attend this event and photograph it, I hope you enjoy the images!


Update May 2015

Alright, so I've been home since October of last year and it's been great to say the least.  Aside from hanging with family and friends, I have had the opportunity of producing new work and freelancing (when I'm not working).  Really happy about being back home.

It has certainly been busy though, I have learned a lot, in not only Art but other things as well.  This is definitely a transition period for me, as the month of May will be spent on prepping for the next big move -New York City!!!  Just to type that out is mind-blowing.

Right now I'm working on the marketing aspect of things.  Keeping the website fresh, updating my resume, applying to jobs in NYC, and also PRINTING!  I have never really printed my work (outside of school), so this will be the first time where some of my Artwork will be available.  A real game changer ;)

I'll have to post the links once I get everything situated.  There's so much I want to work on, but I'm taking it one at a time.  Can't rush these works.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

- AC

10 Works from 2014

Every year I choose 10 works to sum up the year.  You'll notice I didn't include a #10.  I had about 3 other pieces that I really liked that are personal to me, so I didn't want to choose just one.  I'm very happy with all of the work and thankful I had to chance to create them, thanks for reading! 


Mausoleum (at the Huntington Library)

San Marino, Ca


So I had heard about the Huntington Library through an Art professor at school.  He complimented me on a sculpture I did and said if I wanted to see more Greek architecture, to visit the Huntington Library.  Well, I was 1 month away from moving out of LA and made it a priority to visit before I left.  When I did visit, I was so overwhelmed with everything.  I was expecting a small museum, not a massive theme park kinda space filled with Architecture, gardens, Art, & so much more.  This is easily one of my favorite images; definitely have to go back to the Huntington Library when I visit.

Downtown Rooftop

Los Angeles, Ca


Synchronicity or no?  Things happen for a reason and sometimes they're beyond our comprehension.


36 x 48'' Oil on canvas

I started this painting about 4 months ago when I was living in Los Angeles.  Due to limited room in my car, and traveling back home to Texas, I had to donate several blank (and painted) canvases to the Art teacher in my Apt. building.  This was one of the few that I kept because I really wanted to finish it (and because large canvases aren't cheap!).  The first Oil painting finished!  Can you tell which Artist had an influence on this painting?  Gotta love Abstract Expressionism.

Brasil Tee


Dedicated to Brasil, soccer, and the Copa Mundial 2014.  This is the first tee for my new Art project / clothing company, Los Amerikanos!  The design and colors are based on the Brazilian National flag.

Brasil Tee Ad

Los Angeles, Ca


Soccer x Rooftop (with a view like this) -talk about a fun photoshoot!  This was an Advertisement for the first tee of Los Amerikanos.  Whether you play soccer on the field or on cement, the love of the game is universal.  Special thanks to @rundfc for helping me out with this shoot!

Los Amerikanos

Los Angeles, Ca


Late night downtown, the city is dark but also bright.  The train passes by and the camera captures it.  They're both noisy and grainy.  The text is bold and almost carries the same traits as the neon club signs from the 80's in Miami -A balance of city and music culture in one.

6th Street Bridge

Boyle Heights, Ca


Whether it be Hip-Hop, or that underground sound only a few know and's all a moment in time.  Driving past the 6th street bridge from Boyle Heights to DTLA definitely has that same feeling. 

St. Timothy's Catholic Church

Los Angeles, Ca


I would pass by this Church everyday to work.  It's simple but I like it.

Day Two:  West Texas, i-10



Day 2:  Driving from Los Angeles to Houston, with only 2'' of headroom because your car is that packed with your whole Apt in it.  Chillen, passing through the desert and mountains on a clear sunny sky.  A Progressive / House mix by a well respected local Dj is on...just ready to get home and start the next chapter...grateful for the time that has passed.

Happy New Year!!

Ahh, so it's finally here...2015!  Last year was great, but I have a feeling that 2015 will be even better.  Just a lot of things have been in the works and I'm really excited to share them.  I'll be updating the blog / site periodically with fresh work and content too.  I wish you all a prosperous and successful year, thanks for reading!!