Maga’lahi Rooster Commission Painting

Maga’lahi is a commissioned rooster painting, of a Kelso breed that holds special meaning to its owner. On Guam, breeding roosters is a long-held hobby and connoisseurship alike. While some engage in the culture of cockfighting, this owner loves roosters for the art of breeding and the memories of growing up with loved ones who …

Commissioned to Recreate the Sun & Wind Painting on a Smaller Scale

At the Holiday Craft Fair, I had a request from a client to commission a painting based on the original large Sun & Wind piece that I did for the Guam Utilities building, but this piece would be condensed to a smaller square. It is always tricky when changing the scale of an image as …

The Adventures of Maleficent the Fairy Doll

When I was about ten years old, I got into making little fairies out of wire, embroidery thread, silk flowers & leaves, and beads. I stopped after awhile, but apparently my mom kept all my supplies in containers. I got a hold of it all recently, and eventually busted it out for a friend’s daughters …

Typhoon Bavi misses Guam, brings waves to the Bay (video)

Typhoon Bavi just missed Guam, passing north, but brought some fun and messy storm waves to Talofofo Bay. It was fun to surf, even if the waves weren’t that great. I spent 6 hours having a blast in the wild mess. We always have a good time at the Bay, especially when a bonfire follows …

Murals & Street Art on Guam

I’ve been gradually collecting and taking images of Guam’s local murals and street art, to showcase the more attractive walls and buildings on Guam. There are plenty of “eye sores” here on Guam, abandoned & dilapidated buildings, junk yards, and garbage, but I try to find the beauty instead. The art. And there is plenty …

Ben Quinata wins 1st place in the Creative Indeed & Guam Coffee Art Competition

Creative Indeed & Guam Coffee Company would like to congratulate Mr. Ben Quinata, who won 1st place & $500 in the Art Competition we held with the theme “Plant the Seeds of Our Heritage Among Our Children.” His piece “Rebirth” won the majority vote from the judging panel, and was quite popular among the people’s …

Creative Spotlight: Guam Lagoon Commissioned Painting

I recently installed a finished commissioned painting of an ocean lagoon scene on Guam. It is a partial representation of Alupang Cove in Tamuning. Much of the imagery (like the tree) were added via intuition, for many purposes such as color and grounding. I had a collective of images in my mind of the place, through …

Local Art Coming Soon at New MoSa’s Joint Restaurant Opening on Guam

Last week I had the privilege of visiting the new MoSa’s Joint restaurant opening soon here on Guam, to scope out the design and get a feel for what kind of art I will put up on their walls. The Joint is expected to open the 2nd week of August, according to MOnique Genereaux and …

Colorful Easter Fun on Guam

Another awesome Easter egg hunt, bbq and family/friends FUN. Tons of super yummy food, colorful eggs, outfits, flowers, and kids. This seems to be the one gathering of the year that we get a different variety of friends and family who make it out to Talofofo for this holiday. The kids played outside in the …