I’m an artist, living in Oceanside. I work mostly with acrylic paints. I started making murals a year ago in the first phase of Esco Alley Art. In my paintings I try to keep positive to counteract the constant barrage of everyday negativity. I present the fun side of life to spark the viewer’s imagination. I love doing art; it’s my life’s passion.
The main character in this painting is my version of a Maneki-neko (the “beckoning cat,” a Japanese figurine believed to bring good luck). The cat is living in the land of Catlandia, and he is also a “claw” vending machine. The standing purple cat is putting coins in the machine to free all the cats trapped inside so that they can all enjoy themselves in the San Diego-like landscape.