Ground Zero - Artist Declaration Painting
       
     
Onward
       
     
Moving Forward
       
     
       
     
I love it!!!
       
     
One Peace
       
     
Play with Passion
       
     
Untangled
       
     
Procession to the Temple of Love
       
     
A Really Good Conversation
       
     
Love, Let Go & Watch
       
     
Share the Light
       
     
The Lovers
       
     
The Lovers Kiss Heals a Blind Man
       
     
Abstract Exploration
       
     
Kabloom Gratitude
       
     
Passing Through
       
     
Future Primative
       
     
Envision Atlas
       
     
Head Bloom Love
       
     
You Are Good Enough
       
     
Achieve Life Now
       
     
Sonogram #1
       
     
Sonogram #2
       
     
DAD - Chris Nicolaou
       
     
Artist in the Egg - Me - Peter C. Nicoalou
       
     
Mom - Georgia Nicolaou
       
     
10,000 Yeps
       
     
Live, Love, Yep
       
     
Mind of Love
       
     
Selfie
       
     
Plant and Bloom
       
     
Positive Mind Vibe
       
     
Golden I
       
     
Selfie
       
     
Ground Zero - Artist Declaration Painting
       
     
Ground Zero - Artist Declaration Painting

24" X 48"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic on Loose Canvas 

I called this piece Ground Zero because when I put my foot down and declare I who I am  the ground breaks open and nothing but  Love is revealed.

Artist Declaration Means,

I am an artist and everything else that I do for work is part time job until I pop it.

I made this statement at CoSM while volunteering at the Summer Solstice 2013.

This painting was primarily made in Harlem, NY while assisting Artist Kristin Hampton with her murals. 

Onward
       
     
Onward

1/17/17

4' X 5'

Acrylic, Spray Paint, Soft Pastel, Oil Pastel

This canvas was gifted to me by Artist Suzanne Tiedemann.  

I was on art and volunteer break.  I wanted to understand who I was as person and wanted to achieve the same kind of happiness when I wasn't volunteering or making art.  I had this piece on a easel in the garage and would work on it in passing. 

The creative goal for this piece was to use both my right and left hands.  I wanted to stay centered in front the piece and let both sides of myself flow.  As I painted I felt more freedom and joy.  I really enjoyed using my right and left hands at the same.  This process opened up my flow and allowed for more of dancing style in front of my work.  A dancing rhythmic flow that adds color. 

Moving Forward
       
     
Moving Forward

1/17/17

4' X 5'

Acrylic, Spray Paint, Soft Pastel, Oil Pastel

This canvas was gifted to me by Artist Suzanne Tiedemann.  

I was on art and volunteer break.  I wanted to understand who I was as person and wanted to achieve the same kind of happiness when I wasn't volunteering or making art.  I had this piece on a easel in the garage and would work on it in passing. 

The creative goal for this piece was to use both my right and left hands.  I wanted to stay centered in front the piece and let both sides of myself flow.  As I painted I felt more freedom and joy.  I really enjoyed using my right and left hands at the same.  This process opened up my flow and allowed for more of dancing style in front of my work.  A dancing rhythmic flow that adds color

       
     
BLISS

15' x 4'

Acrylic Painting & Gold Leaf

Continuing on into using both my hands I put some music on and went live on social media to create my bliss.  I love my process. My process is best the best thing about me and then we added color and get to see what it looks like right as we are feeling it. 

Painting Created in Pembroke Pines, Florida at the home of My Love Kristin Saker 

Photograph by Kristin Saker

I love it!!!
       
     
I love it!!!

5' x 4'

Acrylic Painting

Painting Created in Pembroke Pines, Florida at the home of My Love Kristin Saker.

Photograph by Kristin Saker

One Peace
       
     
One Peace

5' x 4'

Acrylic Painting

Painting Created in Pembroke Pines, Florida at the home of My Love Kristin Saker 

Photograph by Kristin Saker

Play with Passion
       
     
Play with Passion

5',9" x 8',9"

Mixed Media

Acrylic Paint, Stone Texture

Painting Created in Pembroke Pines, Florida at the home of My Love Kristin Saker 

Photograph by Kristin Saker

Untangled
       
     
Untangled

20" X 17"

Acrylic Painting with Bead Paint on Masonite

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic and Bead Paint on Canvas Board 2013

I wanted to see what bead paint did so I tested it on canvas board.

I call this piece Untangled because I felt that my brain was untangling and loosing up to the idea of this who I am and this making art is what I do. 

Procession to the Temple of Love
       
     
Procession to the Temple of Love

24" X 24"

Acrylic Painting 

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic on Canvas 2014

This has three other paintings underneath it. First it had a clockwork and gears flower logo design, changed my mind and painted a heart, got stuck right before I finished it, kept going, thought I messed it up, painted two people kissing, got stuck again and then proceeded to paint this piece. 

It represents the love of the two beings being guided to the temple to combine their creativity and essence to make a life with ever lasting love in it.

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A Really Good Conversation

17" X 24"

Photo by Robert Melee

October 6, 2014

Mixed Media, Oil bar & Acrylic on Paper

He caressed her face as she blessed his mind with tears of joy and together they had a really good conversion.

This piece was created with the color palette of Artist, Arthur Pinajian.  The Painting is No. 4687 made in 1960 from Mid-Century Abstract Abstractions 1950-1973

The Female Figure is based off a piece done by Artist, Steven Vigil. The piece is called Oceana 2014.

I wanted to get better at mixing colors and adding figures to my work.  I liked the way that Steven made his sketch and did my best to the create the image.  

ARTIST CONVERSATION LESSON by Artist John Lohse - When choosing colors for you piece try looking at another artist's work.  When an artist makes a painting and chooses the colors and subject matter a conversation begins with the artist and the art.  This is the statement of the piece.  You can have a conversation with any artist. Create your colors to match the palette and make your own painting.  The artist has made a statement and now you are creating your own statement as well which is the rebuttal.

Love, Let Go & Watch
       
     
Love, Let Go & Watch

17" X 24"

Photo by Robert Melee

October 6, 2014

Mixed Media, Oil bar & Acrylic on Paper

This piece was created with the color palette of Artist, Arshile Gorky.  The Painting is called The Liver is the Cock's Comb (1944)

ARTIST CONVERSATION LESSON by Artist John Lohse - When choosing colors for you piece try looking at another artist's work.  When an artist makes a painting and chooses the colors and subject matter a conversation begins with the artist and the art.  This is the statement of the piece.  You can have a conversation with any artist. Create your colors to match the palette and make your own painting.  The artist has made a statement and now you are creating your own statement as well which is the rebuttal.

Share the Light
       
     
Share the Light

36" X 48"

Acrylic Painting

Photo by Robert Melee

November 14, 2014 

How They met,

The Source -

Creates foundation at your feet

Manifests passion of your need

Fortifies trust of your instinct

Is Agape Love

Synchronized Voice of the Narrator

Observer of the lucid luminous vision

Interconnector of all that ever

Walker on the path

Uplifted goaled motion

Hand holder

A hug wrapped all the way around

Whispering

Clear perspective

Us & We

The Source is

Running

Filling

Freeing

Accepting

Singing

Clearing

Togethering

Revealing GOD

The Lovers
       
     
The Lovers

5' X 4'

Photo by Robert Melee

December 14, 2014

The Lovers understanding the power they possess find themselves in the position to heal others with their gift.

They embark upon the graceful world journey of life together .

Taking their first steps, a soul appears to them.

This soul is tortured in the mind.

The Lovers give a gift of healing unconditional love of themselves to the soul by each of them placing a hand on the souls' face.

The tortured soul is healed.

The Healed soul thanks the lovers for the gift of peace of mind & rewards them with an egg and says,

"This egg is the spirit of the world."

"Where I was tortured so was it and as it was tortured, so was the world."

"For now that I am healed, the spirit of the world is healed as well."

"The spirit is a gift for you to share with each other on your graceful journey of love now and forever."

"Keep Going"

"Bring unconditional love, peace of mind & the healed spirit of the world to all you encounter."

The world.

The Lovers Kiss Heals a Blind Man
       
     
The Lovers Kiss Heals a Blind Man

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic, Oil, Pastel on Masonite

December 19th 2014

The lovers were strolling a path that led them to the beach. There the saw a man sitting in the sand making a fishing net out of rope.  

They walked over to him, said, "hello" and asked him his name.  

The man deep inhaled through his nostrils, lifted his head slowly, turned it to the right, away from the couple and out to horizon, exhaled and replied, My name is Tsitsos.  He then put his head back down and continued his work.

"Are you a fisherman?" asked The Lovers. 

Tsitsos deep inhaled through his nostrils again, slowly lifted his head (this time chin up to the sky) and on the exhale and said "No" , paused and then said, " I am only a net maker." "It is the only profession I have ever known."  It is the only profession that I could be trained for to make a living."

Tsitos put his chin back down to level, tied three quick knots with out even looking and completed his net.

He then turned his head in the direction of the couple and said "I have been blind since the age of 5 and was taught by the fisherman how to feel patterns of the nets and then recreate them the same exact way by hand."  This is only job the village would allow me to do since it only revolved around feeling the materials and moving my hands.  They said,  I would be at less risk for hurting myself or someone else by sitting in the same spot all day." I am now 87 years old.

Are you happy with your life? asked the Lovers.

"Yes" said. Tsitos. "I get to sit on the soft sand of this beach in all its beautiful weather day and night.  The fisherman along with payment for making the nets always provide fish for me so I have never been hungry or starving. I also have my own place to reside in that is only steps away from where I work.  I have lived my life this way for as long as I can remember.  There is just one thing I feel that I missed out on by not being able to see."

Tsitso deep inhaled through his nostrils and on the exhale said,  I always wanted to know what Love looked like."

The Lovers turned and looked deep into each others eyes, wrapped their arms around each other in warm embrace and kissed.

As this was happening tears began to run down the face of the old man.  With each tear that fell the vision of the old man began to clear.  A great ball of orange and green light flashed brightly engulfing them all for as long as blink. 

Upon the dissipation of the flash the old man stood up, looked around with his new vision.  He sees a village and beach that he only knew from touch, sound and taste.  He then looked at the Lovers in their embrace and said,  "Thank you,  Your love for each other has helped release the blind from my eyes." 

The Lovers released their embrace, looked at Tsitsos and said, you deserve to see Love Tsitsos.  Hopefully now, more Love will find you for you too see as you rediscovered your world with your new eyes to Love it all.

Tsitsos picked up his newly finished net and handed it to The Lovers and said, " Please take this net as a gift."  

"This net represents the bounty of life.  Each Person in this world has the opportunity to receive the bounty of life.  They need only cast the net in the direction of what they are looking for and they will always receive this bounty every time.  May you continue to always cast this net it in the direction of each other and enjoy the bounty of each others lives."  Tsitsos put his hands on each their shoulders and said, "Thank you for showing me some Love."

Tsitsos faced the sea and said,  "I wonder what it looks like underwater?" and dove in.

The Lovers continued their stroll along the coast, playfully tossing the net at each other choosing the other as their bounty for eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Exploration
       
     
Abstract Exploration

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

December 22, 2014

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Soft Pastels on Masonite

I was exploring how soft pastels reacted to water and brushing and this piece is what I found.

Kabloom Gratitude
       
     
Kabloom Gratitude

18" X24"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic and Soft Pastels on Canvas

The intention of this piece is Gratitude.  I painted the words of things I am grateful for and then layered the art over it.  Kabloom is what happens when a bloom explodes into the world.  It goes KABLOOM!!!

Passing Through
       
     
Passing Through

28" X 40"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic on Canvas

I made this selfie at Starr Ackerman's Beach house.  It represents my wandering from place to place with my dreams helping where I can along the way.  Never staying for too long, focused on my creative goals and just passing through.  

 

To get an Idea of what that means read Andy Andrews, The Noticer

Future Primative
       
     
Future Primative

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic on Masonite Board May 2016

On a piece of Masonite board I invited members of Envision Health and Fitness to paint on.  This time I had everyone paint their name.  This one was a lot of fun for the member and for me as well.  Once I felt there were enough names on the board I made the painting.  One of the member said that it looked future primitive so that is what I called it.

It is a representation of what occurred to make us.  Two people join together, their is a race to the egg and one makes it.  That one makes us,  that one made me and I was lucky enough to be made with love.

On another piece of Masonite board I invited member of the gym to paint on.  This time I had everyone paint their name.  This one was a lot of fun for the member and for me as well.  Once I felt there were enough names on the board I made the painting.  One of the member said that it looked future primitive so that is what I called it.

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Envision Atlas
       
     
Envision Atlas

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

Envison Atlas - Collaboration

This is the second art piece we created at Envision Health and Fitness. I took an 18x24 piece of Masonite  board and glued a mask, rocks, sea shells to it.  I then invited members of the gym to paint it through at the day.  This piece even made rounds at the member BBQ.  Everyone really enjoyed working on it and I had a lot of fun creating it and finishing it off.

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Head Bloom Love
       
     
Head Bloom Love

24" X 48"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic on Canvas

This piece went through a lot of changes throughout.  First I worked on this piece while waiting for paint to dry on the artonasurfbaords I was creating.  I started working on it again at my former studio space in Asbury park.  I invited Zamira and Zaira the neighbors kids in and they painted on it as did artist Marilyn Ambler.  I was expecting this piece to turn out the way it did and yes I did freak out about it when anyone else painted on it but I got over it and kept going. 

I called it Head Bloom Love because with Love on your mind all good thing can Bloom from there.

You Are Good Enough
       
     
You Are Good Enough

36" x 48"

Photo by Robert Melee

Toxic Tins Grand Opening January 16th 2016

Thank You to everyone that attended the @toxictinsgallery Grand Opening Party!!!! Aaaaaand for collaborating on the #youarthere Gratitude painting!!! 

I wanted to begin the year of 2016 with a theme that would carry me throughout the year and beyond in regards to my life and my art.  Before this event I had created art for networking events, non-profit fundraisers and for art for art sake because i love creating.

The themes that I choose were.  "You Are Good Enough"  & "Achieve Life Now"  I chose these themes because that is how I wanted to feel about my work and myself as an artist.

The goal was to create art to sell for the first time.  I began by writing those intentions on the canvas as well as creating another  collaborative piece called "You Art Here" which was a combination of thoughts which come from of "Thou Art Here", "Be Here Now" and "Hey You Come Over Here and Make Some Art Right Now"

I put the the two pieces in the court yard of the gallery and in front of the entrance the "You Art Here" piece.  As I was creating a post to invite people to the gallery to paint a girl walked up next me and asked what I was doing.  I explained the pieces and she asked if she could paint and I said yes.  I thought she was going to paint on the your art here piece.  Before i knew what was going on she created a figure on the canvas.

I sorta freaked out at least on the inside.  The canvases were supposed to be me working on them while attendees painted their name and one thing they were grateful for on the "You Art Here"

Her art was amazing and that challenged me to add a figure to the other canvas as well.

The artists was Jill Caporoso.  She is super talented and is truly an amazing person.  The art challenge of creating the figure really pushed me forward.  I worked very hard on those pieces and also received help from super talented artist Marilyn Ambler as we complete the pieces into the night before the event and had a lot of fun learning about light and oneness.  I also created to other pieces for the event that I called sonogram 1 & 2 "The Twins"

How did I price these pieces?  I priced "You Are Good Enough" & Achieve Life Now"  at $1,976.00 each.  Why?  Because 1976 is the year I was born.  "The Twins"  I priced at $828.00 each.  Why?  because 8/28 is my birth month and day.

I treated the event and those works as my birthday.  The first time I ever stood next to my work with a price on it.

The colors I choose for the piece I made were based on clothing I already owned so on the day of the event I could match the painting all the way down to the haircut.  

Life imitating Art or the other way around?  I dunno, either way it was a wonderful experience.  Jill and I became friends and collaborated on art and community projects together. 

Thank You to everyone that attended the @toxictinsgallery Grand Opening Party!!!! Aaaaaand for collaborating on the #youarthere Gratitude painting!!!

Thank you to all the awesome photographers that showed their work!!!

@suzanne_ap @joepartusch @lfritts9 @andreijackametsphotography @makrosephoto @armyofgreenmen @joe_matzerath @sim.pli.fy @_through_my_eye_

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Achieve Life Now
       
     
Achieve Life Now

36" X 48"

Photo by Robert Melee

Toxic Tins Grand Opening January 16th 2016

 I wanted to begin the year of 2016 with a theme that would carry me throughout the year and beyond in regards to my life and my art.  Before this event I had created art for networking events, non-profit fundraisers and for art for art sake because i love creating.

The themes that I choose were.  "You Are Good Enough"  & "Achieve Life Now"  I chose these themes because that is how I wanted to feel about my work and myself as an artist.

The goal was to create art to sell for the first time.  I began by writing those intentions on the canvas as well as creating another  collaborative piece called "You Art Here" which was a combination of thoughts which come from of "Thou Art Here", "Be Here Now" and "Hey You Come Over Here and Make Some Art Right Now"

I put the the two pieces in the court yard of the gallery and in front of the entrance the "You Art Here" piece.  As I was creating a post to invite people to the gallery to paint a girl walked up next me and asked what I was doing.  I explained the pieces and she asked if she could paint and I said yes.  I thought she was going to paint on the your art here piece.  Before i knew what was going on she created a figure on the canvas.

I sorta freaked out at least on the inside.  The canvases were supposed to be me working on them while attendees painted their name and one thing they were grateful for on the "You Art Here"

Her art was amazing and that challenged me to add a figure to the other canvas as well.

The artists was Jill Caporoso.  She is super talented and is truly an amazing person.  The art challenge of creating the figure really pushed me forward.  I worked very hard on those pieces and also received help from super talented artist Marilyn Ambler as we complete the pieces into the night before the event and had a lot of fun learning about light and oneness.  I also created to other pieces for the event that I called sonogram 1 & 2 "The Twins"

How did I price these pieces?  I priced "You Are Good Enough" & Achieve Life Now"  at $1,976.00 each.  Why?  Because 1976 is the year I was born.  "The Twins"  I priced at $828.00 each.  Why?  because 8/28 is my birth month and day.

I treated the event and those works as my birthday.  The first time I ever stood next to my work with a price on it.

The colors I choose for the piece I made were based on clothing I already owned so on the day of the event I could match the painting all the way down to the haircut.  

Life imitating Art or the other way around?  I dunno, either way it was a wonderful experience.  Jill and I became friends and collaborated on art and community projects together. 

Thank You to everyone that attended the @toxictinsgallery Grand Opening Party!!!! Aaaaaand for collaborating on the #youarthere Gratitude painting!!!

Thank you to all the awesome photographers that showed their work!!!

@suzanne_ap @joepartusch @lfritts9 @andreijackametsphotography @makrosephoto @armyofgreenmen @joe_matzerath @sim.pli.fy @_through_my_eye_

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Sonogram #1
       
     
Sonogram #1

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

I wanted to begin the year of 2016 with a theme that would carry me throughout the year and beyond in regards to my life and my art.  Before this event I had created art for networking events, non-profit fundraisers and for art for art sake because i love creating.

The themes that I choose were.  "You Are Good Enough"  & "Achieve Life Now"  I chose these themes because that is how I wanted to feel about my work and myself as an artist.

The goal was to create art to sell for the first time.  I began by writing those intentions on the canvas as well as creating another  collaborative piece called "You Art Here" which was a combination of thoughts which come from of "Thou Art Here", "Be Here Now" and "Hey You Come Over Here and Make Some Art Right Now"

I put the the two pieces in the court yard of the gallery and in front of the entrance the "You Art Here" piece.  As I was creating a post to invite people to the gallery to paint a girl walked up next me and asked what I was doing.  I explained the pieces and she asked if she could paint and I said yes.  I thought she was going to paint on the your art here piece.  Before i knew what was going on she created a figure on the canvas.

I sorta freaked out at least on the inside.  The canvases were supposed to be me working on them while attendees painted their name and one thing they were grateful for on the "You Art Here"

Her art was amazing and that challenged me to add a figure to the other canvas as well.

The artists was Jill Caporoso.  She is super talented and is truly an amazing person.  The art challenge of creating the figure really pushed me forward.  I worked very hard on those pieces and also received help from super talented artist Marilyn Ambler as we complete the pieces into the night before the event and had a lot of fun learning about light and oneness.  I also created to other pieces for the event that I called sonogram 1 & 2 "The Twins"

How did I price these pieces?  I priced "You Are Good Enough" & Achieve Life Now"  at $1,976.00 each.  Why?  Because 1976 is the year I was born.  "The Twins"  I priced at $828.00 each.  Why?  because 8/28 is my birth month and day.

I treated the event and those works as my birthday.  The first time I ever stood next to my work with a price on it.

The colors I choose for the piece I made were based on clothing I already owned so on the day of the event I could match the painting all the way down to the haircut.  

Life imitating Art or the other way around?  I dunno, either way it was a wonderful experience.  Jill and I became friends and collaborated on art and community projects together. 

Thank You to everyone that attended the @toxictinsgallery Grand Opening Party!!!! Aaaaaand for collaborating on the #youarthere Gratitude painting!!!

Thank you to all the awesome photographers that showed their work!!!

@suzanne_ap @joepartusch @lfritts9 @andreijackametsphotography @makrosephoto @armyofgreenmen @joe_matzerath @sim.pli.fy @_through_my_eye_

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Sonogram #2
       
     
Sonogram #2

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

I wanted to begin the year of 2016 with a theme that would carry me throughout the year and beyond in regards to my life and my art.  Before this event I had created art for networking events, non-profit fundraisers and for art for art sake because i love creating.

The themes that I choose were.  "You Are Good Enough"  & "Achieve Life Now"  I chose these themes because that is how I wanted to feel about my work and myself as an artist.

The goal was to create art to sell for the first time.  I began by writing those intentions on the canvas as well as creating another  collaborative piece called "You Art Here" which was a combination of thoughts which come from of "Thou Art Here", "Be Here Now" and "Hey You Come Over Here and Make Some Art Right Now"

I put the the two pieces in the court yard of the gallery and in front of the entrance the "You Art Here" piece.  As I was creating a post to invite people to the gallery to paint a girl walked up next me and asked what I was doing.  I explained the pieces and she asked if she could paint and I said yes.  I thought she was going to paint on the your art here piece.  Before i knew what was going on she created a figure on the canvas.

I sorta freaked out at least on the inside.  The canvases were supposed to be me working on them while attendees painted their name and one thing they were grateful for on the "You Art Here"

Her art was amazing and that challenged me to add a figure to the other canvas as well.

The artists was Jill Caporoso.  She is super talented and is truly an amazing person.  The art challenge of creating the figure really pushed me forward.  I worked very hard on those pieces and also received help from super talented artist Marilyn Ambler as we complete the pieces into the night before the event and had a lot of fun learning about light and oneness.  I also created to other pieces for the event that I called sonogram 1 & 2 "The Twins"

How did I price these pieces?  I priced "You Are Good Enough" & Achieve Life Now"  at $1,976.00 each.  Why?  Because 1976 is the year I was born.  "The Twins"  I priced at $828.00 each.  Why?  because 8/28 is my birth month and day.

I treated the event and those works as my birthday.  The first time I ever stood next to my work with a price on it.

The colors I choose for the piece I made were based on clothing I already owned so on the day of the event I could match the painting all the way down to the haircut.  

Life imitating Art or the other way around?  I dunno, either way it was a wonderful experience.  Jill and I became friends and collaborated on art and community projects together. 

Thank You to everyone that attended the @toxictinsgallery Grand Opening Party!!!! Aaaaaand for collaborating on the #youarthere Gratitude painting!!!

Thank you to all the awesome photographers that showed their work!!!

@suzanne_ap @joepartusch @lfritts9 @andreijackametsphotography @makrosephoto @armyofgreenmen @joe_matzerath @sim.pli.fy @_through_my_eye_

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DAD - Chris Nicolaou
       
     
DAD - Chris Nicolaou

29" X 40"

Photo by Robert Melee

Because.....Mom. Thank you for meeting dad, falling in love, getting married and having me so I can make a tribute to my creators, their creation and what their creation is creating.
#toxictinslove

This was the theme of the event for me.  I wanted to say thank you to my mom. She's been through alot since the passing of my dad on February 20th, 2012 and I wanted to make sure she knew that the was loved by me more than she could ever understand and I  wanted share that love with everyone that attended the event. The purpose of having the attendees paint hearts on the surfboards was to show how collaboration color, creativity and love can help someone or something in need.

The other reason for the thank you to mom for this event was because through out my life my mission had been to figure out what exactly I am supposed to be doing.  This event was a celebration of that as well because as you read this and browse my website you are looking at it and so am I.  I create.  I create because I love to create and I help special needs with my creations.  This is what I was made for and I want to do it for as long as I have life left in me to do so.   Create art that helps me and create art that helps everything that is special in this world which is well, everything.

The theme for costume I created comes from artist Alex Grey.  It is my version of Holy Fire #3

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Artist in the Egg - Me - Peter C. Nicoalou
       
     
Artist in the Egg - Me - Peter C. Nicoalou

29" X 40"

Photo by Robert Melee

Because.....Mom. Thank you for meeting dad, falling in love, getting married and having me so I can make a tribute to my creators, their creation and what their creation is creating.
#toxictinslove

This was the theme of the event for me.  I wanted to say thank you to my mom. She's been through alot since the passing of my dad on February 20th, 2012 and I wanted to make sure she knew that the was loved by me more than she could ever understand and I  wanted share that love with everyone that attended the event. The purpose of having the attendees paint hearts on the surfboards was to show how collaboration color, creativity and love can help someone or something in need.

The other reason for the thank you to mom for this event was because through out my life my mission had been to figure out what exactly I am supposed to be doing.  This event was a celebration of that as well because as you read this and browse my website you are looking at it and so am I.  I create.  I create because I love to create and I help special needs with my creations.  This is what I was made for and I want to do it for as long as I have life left in me to do so.   Create art that helps me and create art that helps everything that is special in this world which is well, everything.

The theme for costume I created comes from artist Alex Grey.  It is my version of Holy Fire #3

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Mom - Georgia Nicolaou
       
     
Mom - Georgia Nicolaou

29" X 40"

Photo by Robert Melee

Because.....Mom. Thank you for meeting dad, falling in love, getting married and having me so I can make a tribute to my creators, their creation and what their creation is creating.
#toxictinslove

This was the theme of the event for me.  I wanted to say thank you to my mom. She's been through alot since the passing of my dad on February 20th, 2012 and I wanted to make sure she knew that the was loved by me more than she could ever understand and I  wanted share that love with everyone that attended the event. The purpose of having the attendees paint hearts on the surfboards was to show how collaboration color, creativity and love can help someone or something in need.

The other reason for the thank you to mom for this event was because through out my life my mission had been to figure out what exactly I am supposed to be doing.  This event was a celebration of that as well because as you read this and browse my website you are looking at it and so am I.  I create.  I create because I love to create and I help special needs with my creations.  This is what I was made for and I want to do it for as long as I have life left in me to do so.   Create art that helps me and create art that helps everything that is special in this world which is well, everything.

The theme for costume I created comes from artist Alex Grey.  It is my version of Holy Fire #3

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10,000 Yeps
       
     
10,000 Yeps

24" X 36"

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10,000 YEPS

Third event with young event professionals as sponsorship coordinator.  The theme was the Ride to 10,000 which is how many member YEP wanted to achieve.  Running with this theme I created 5 masks usind ridged wrap, of paris, news paper and glued them to an 18x24 canvas.  I also drew 5 faces so that there would be 10 faces all together for the attendees to paint.

The attendees had a lot fun choosing colors and adding their creativity to the piece. 

This piece is a combination of Alex Grey's Tool Cover Art for 10,000 Days as well as God Self and Net of Being

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Live, Love, Yep
       
     
Live, Love, Yep

18" X 24"

Photo by Robert Melee

Second live painting with YEP.  New Year New Network!!!  We originally wold have had this event at Bar 13 in NYC which woiuld have been really cool because that is were I met Artist John Lohse.  We would have been able to go back to to the same location and now create art there.  Unfortunately, they had a problem with the pipes and we had to find another venue. Fortunately The Village Pourhouse was able to accommodate the crew.

The art lesson for the night from John was to add a background color first that way you don't go around filling in white spots all over the place.  I chose blue added the background color.  The attendees approached grabbed brushes while I gave simple instruction of paint anything you want and asked questions like 'Whats your favorite color"?  Before the event concluded I completed the painting.

Awesome night, packed house, great music and a wonderful experience all around. 

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Mind of Love
       
     
Mind of Love

24" X 36"

Photo by Robert Melee

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Selfie

17" X 24"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic and Oil Bar on Paper

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Plant and Bloom
       
     
Plant and Bloom

17" X 14"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic and Oil Bar on Paper

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Positive Mind Vibe
       
     
Positive Mind Vibe

24" X 30"

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic and Oil Bar on Canvas

While getting some studio time in at Lohse Studios in Staten Island John worked on his latest master piece while instructing me on more oil bar techniques.

Keep Your Mind Up, Positive and Send out that Good Vibe All Over the World.  Its starts with you!!!

 

Golden I
       
     
Golden I

6' X 9'

Acrylic, Soft Pastel, Oil Pastel

Self Portrait Created at the home of Krsitin Saker in Pembroke Pines Florida.

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17 X 14

Photo by Robert Melee

Acrylic and Oil Bar on Paper

Selfi-ing in the Studio