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Meet Alastair Bayardo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alastair Bayardo.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’ve been drawing my whole life. I originally came to Los Angeles to start my acting career, and quickly realized that in the entertainment industry you need a “release” fortunately mine was art! At first, I started drawing black and white photos of celebrities on canvas with graphite and marker. Eventually, that turned into a full-blown art career. Within the span of 8 years, I’ve done five solo art shows and countless group shows. There is no relaxation, meditation, or alone time better than when I am drawing.

Please tell us about your art.
First, I find the image or images I want to draw and do so with pencil and marker. Once the image is completed, I begin a specific 8-step technique that allows me to paint a secondary image (usually on the entire canvas) without damaging or painting over the initial pencil rendering. My “crisp monochromatic style” coupled with my “complementary usage of color”, as displayed in the “Celebrities on Canvas” series, personifies my ability to translate my life views into my art.

My passion for art is magnified when I can combine the creation with a purpose. Though a conservative, I love to take on various viewpoints through my art. Artistically influenced by Norman Rockwell’s style, taking something from one image and merging it with another image to create something new. Creativity, Life, fused, art.

With regard to my latest series THE LOVE SERIES – My artwork is beautiful. And that’s just it. The problem is most people want to know what’s behind the curtain or the thought process…..but the truth is I like to look at beautiful things. SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE JUST MEANT FOR BEAUTY. It’s the END GOAL. The “You’ve made it to heaven, where there is nothing to worry about.” its all gravy baby and beautiful gravy it is 🙂 PURE BLISS.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I believe this is an amazing time for artists right now. In the past, unless you have an agent or manager or broker, it was pretty much impossible to have your work show or viewed. Now with social media, your art can be shared and purchased around the entire world. ALL BY YOURSELF., of course, it is better to have a team work for you (in the process of getting your art known).

Any place that has an ART WALK is beneficial to artists. It has amazing networking opportunities as well as exposure to the public.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My artwork has been sold in America, South America, France, the UK and Mexico.
You can currently see my work at:

Royal Exotic Car Rentals
1525 La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
@Royalexoticcarrental

The Fab Factory
13133 Saticoy St
North Hollywood, CA 91605
@gallerygirlsla

Spearhead Studios
1707 s. Vermont ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006
@spearheadstudiosla.

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Image Credit:
@soadapopjerks

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