I am a North County San Diego native and have lived in this community all of my years, working 30 years as a professional muralist and 20+ years as a paint contractor for Rocha Murals & Paint Inc, doing both residential and commercial painting. It’s been a fantastic journey of surprises at every corner and many hundreds of gallons of paint, even automotive paint for vans, trucks, and RVs. A few of my murals have taken a greater part of a year each to complete: Old Palomar Medical Center, 2 at this location, Chicano Park, San Diego, with the tallest at 7 stories. I would say my greatest accomplishment is the Arts for Healing program I created for our local hospitals, Palomar and Pomerado, 10 years ago and stil running, Not far behind is the opportunity I’ve had with young students in elementary and high schools, teaching them the processes of mural artistry. What a great joy they have been. I am most inspired by the spirit of creation. We are far more than our bodies; a lesson that I am continually learning.
“Chu’el Plaza” my current piece , incorporates this Mayan belief . Our ancestors, grandparent, guardians, healers, and teachers pave the way for spirits’, visible and non visible, continual expression of unfolding life.
16’x8’. Mixed media. Acrylic, glass, copper leaf.