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Children’s Portrait collage 2022-2024

Thanks for checking out my blog. This is a collage of children’s portraits I’ve been commissioned to paint in the last 2 years. It used to be that the bulk of these paintings were individual children, but lately I feel like there have been a lot more siblings and families. I also used to incorporate more of the child’s ethnicity in the clothing, but over the past 3-4 years I’ve really enjoyed just playing with color and pattern. Check them out.. I paint each one by hand, no AI lol.

If you’d like me to paint a child in your life for you or as a gift to someone else, please check out this link.

And while I’ve got your attention, check out some of the collages from previous years:

(5) 2020-2022

(4) 2017-2020 

(3) 2015-2017

(2) 2013-2015

(1) 2012-2013

Inspiring Artist – Bisa Butler (born 1973)


Bisa Butler!!  The first time I heard of this artist was through MC Black Thought on his interview series last year when the pandemic started. I had been seeing her incredible work and thought it was oil or acrylic when I saw it. Come to find out she sews and collages these incredible images together. Wow, so dope. Doesn’t matter what your discipline is, just peep her work and support because she’s a living artist who is still pretty young.

Yo, if you’re new: This is where I share artists that have been inspiring to me in my work sometimes directly and other times indirectly. Again go to her site and check her out.

I love this woman’s work and if you didn’t catch the last inspiring artists check them out:

Children’s Portrait collage (4) – 2017-2020

Here’s the latest collage of children’s portraits. This collage spans from 2017-2020. I definitely slowed down a bit on these portraits recently but I’m gaining steam again. These are one of a kind, hand painted portraits that I started painting in 2012 to put out the word that I was working on a children’s book. 8 years and 8 published kids books later and I’m still painting these. And having fun with them since they help me sustain myself as an artist and they provide a service to you. People have commissioned these for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, partners, and friends. 
If you’d like to commission one for yourself or as a gift to someone, follow this LINK
Thanks in advance!

Check out some of the collages from previous years. 

Character Collage (6) 2016-2017

Here is my annual collage of character’s I’ve either designed or reimagined both with traditional and digital means. My main goal with these when I started 8 years ago was to practice working on figures and faces. More specifically I wanted to create a body of work that could be applied to children’s books, gaming, comics, animation, film, and more. I wanted to explore figures from the past, people of color, ethnic studies, activists, science fiction, and fantasy. Let me know what you think!
1. EZLN– Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacíon Nacional 2. Cyclops-Xmen 3. Kamala Khan-Marvel character 4. Bobby Hundreds-Fashion design 5. Side plank – Yoga Pose 6. Repeal the Jones Act-boricuas 7. Sara KhoshJamal Fekri– Martial artist 8. Mary “Butchie” Tom– Dancer 9.  Bgirl Terra 10. Trayvon Martin 11. Lumad Youth-Philippines 12. Memphis Minnie-Blues 13. Frosty Freeze-Bboy 14. Vicki Manalo-Draves -Diving 15. Edna Lewis -chef 16. Mena
You can see the previous years here too: 
If you are interested in more information about any of the characters in particular, or a print just email me at