a moment of realization by Gil Corral

Gil just finished this amazing piece.  And it is truly amazing.  The photos aren't doing it justice with the subtly of the colors and how he matched the groovy/weird 1970s greenish blueish and gold palatte.  It keeps in complete step with the vintage ocean scene painting.  I cannot not get over ...well, a few things.  That he had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time to find this painting.  That he had the vision to see what was there in the ocean scene as so much more.  And that he has the patience and ability to execute the imagery so convincingly but also with such warmth and ...humor?  or ...i'm not sure what to call it but i really love it.  Right now, it's available in his shop here

but i'm not sure if I want to let it go.  Truly one in a million one of a kind.  ...

love, peace and fair trade,

UMVA show MONSTERS by Gil Corral

the painting 1848 Free Trade, Unannounced Raids is hanging in the Union of Maine Visual Artist show Monsters through the month of October 2016.  Visit the CTV gallery 516 Congress Street, Portland Maine.  Additionally, several images from El Paso : The Pass and my writings on a current take on the original show are featured in the UMVA Journal 

1848... of the El Paso : The Pass - The Pass from Here to There was first shown at Edra NY Gallery, Chelsea, NYC in 2008.  A discourse in growing up the border town of El Paso, Texas, among other things.  Check out the Artists Statement for more info.


The New Classics in Black Velvet : Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric by Gil Corral

a couple monday's back i received what i almost took as a joke request.  except that they sounded quite serious.  

the folks at pretty bird international needed a black velvet portrait of eric wareheim for his birthday...and his birthday was at the end of the week. 






but it happened and we did it and it was awesome and such an honor.  

and i did not sleep, or really eat for that matter, for many many hours that week.






learn a little more about eric here and here

and absolutely check out pretty bird international as well.  they're involved with lots of truly tremendous things

including this:


again, truly an honor.  




Trail Off at Space Gallery by Gil Corral

Friday, February 5 Trail Off officially opens at Space Gallery in Portland, Maine.  It is a collaborative room/installation between Greg Jamie, Kelly Rioux, Ruby Dreamkin and myself. Find additional details on Space538, and keep an eye on the various events scheduled for the room - all kinds of good things going on through mid March.  In addition to the collaborative work in designing and building the room, I have three paintings hanging as a part of the installation.  Check it out if you can.


hello by Gil Corral

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm still setting things up and moving things around.  Keep an eye on this spot for random rants, studio updates and other bits.