I was recently contacted by Nick Valentino, CEO of Valentino Holdings in Beverly Hills, California. Mr Valentino and I talked at length about art and my artwork. A patron of the arts, Nick is very insightful about the art world and aesthetics. I really appreciated that he took the time to have such a beneficial conversation with me.
Mr Valentino and I also discussed me doing a possible commission for him in the future. He says that he likes my use of realism the best, along with a brighter palette. Nick had previously viewed a series I did that was part of a study of Japanese pop culture, and decided to purchase one of the pieces from it. The piece is acrylic paint and drawing medium on cold press board. Nick has a very unique and interesting eye for art, and I was very pleased that he was able to appreciate the whimsical nature and bold graphic style of this fine art piece.
Thank you so much for your patronage, Mr. Nick Valentino! I hope we will be working together on something soon.