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Profile Guest Artists Acevedo

Tom Acavedo painting of 'Taking Inventory' tattooed male nude in deep thought with paint and brushesThomas Acevedo - American Painter

I love the male form and I love conveying a quiet vulnerability and masculinity.  The paintings are usually a compilation of photographs that I shoot and then put together using this hand with that arm or that head. The same can be said of the concept of the paintings. They are figurative paintings but I try to transfer an emotion or a stage of my spiritual growth onto the canvas.  Layer by layer, I apply acrylic house paint and glaze, building references to the emotion I am trying to express. In spite of its personal nature, my work relays a struggle with life's trials and burdens that is universally felt and understood.