Kiah Kiean Chng is for his peculiar fusion between Asian and Western art, his way of drawing with Chinese ink and his sticks, and his characteristic use of watercolor, one of my most admired contemporary artists. I have been fortunate to paint with him and portray him twice.
July 2018 Porto (Portugal) During the Urban Sketchers Symposium
The community of Bolivia in Valladolid is quite numerous. In addition to cultural associations, football teams, a dance group, also they have their consulate. There are many Bolivians in my neighborhood and with some of them we have a great friendship. Many of them speak in Quechua among them, In their meetings they love having beers, playing "rayuela" ... On designated days whole community meets and prepare their popular dishes, bolivian music and dance, ...
With the recent coup d'etat, the Bolivian community is worried about their friends and family after the latest violence and insecurity events in Bolivia.
Opinions are divided on the reelection of Evo president, but no one doubts Morales's achievements during the 14 years of his presidency. President Evo Morales turned one of the poorest South American countries into the one with the highest growth rate in the region, for the benefit of the people and with the consequent reduction of poverty.
I wanted in this post to upload some of the many portraits and sketches that I made to this community.
A great country and American rock concert in Porta Caeli hall. Matt Woods, composer from Knoxville, Tennessee presents his album and band "Natural Disasters." Guitarist Weston Harris Hill, bass Jeremy 'JD' Mackinder and PJ Schreiner are the components of the band .
Last Sunday was a very hot day. After arriving at Tordesillas, I decided to stay on the beach and from the shelter of the shade I painted a watercolor of the stunning views of the town.
As luck would have it, this precious stage would have been the one chosen that day to celebrate the peculiar ceremony of evangelical baptism. A large congregation of gypsies arrived to the beach.
Beautiful and inspiring themes to collect in my notebook; I started taking some sketches of the ceremony with the gypsies immersioning in the river dressed in white, the children playing in the water, .... I finished the day portraying a beautiful gypsy girl with her baby. My thanks to her and her family for their recognition and hospitality.
El pasado domingo fue un día de muchísimo calor. Tras llegar a Tordesillas decidí quedarme en la playa y desde el cobijo de la sombra pintar una acuarela de las impresionantes vistas del pueblo.
Quiso la fortuna que este precioso escenario hubiera sido el escogido ese día para celebrar la peculiar ceremonia del bautismo evangelista. Hasta la playa llegó una numerosa congregación de gitanos.
Preciosos e inspiradores temas para recoger en mi cuaderno; comencé tomando unos apuntes de la ceremonia con las inmersiones de los gitanos en el rio vestidos de blanco, los niños jugando en el agua,.... Terminé la jornada retratando a una preciosa gitana con su bebé. Mi agradecimiento a su familia por su reconocimiento y hospitalidad.
Gorilla Riot the dirty rock n’ roll blues band from Manchester, England in Kafka, Valladolid. Vermuts Salvajes.
Using a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part vocal harmonies; they play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy show.
Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot.
Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass), began songwriting and soon entered the studio to record
Playing in Boecillo XII Jazz Festival. 25th. August. Rithm and blues Band formed by Quique Gómez (voice and Harmonica), Pablo Sanpa (guitar), Pablo Bárez (drums) and Sergio Bárez (bass). It is a very tanned blues band in the national blues circuit.
Of all the bands of the last decade to come out of the so-called Soul and R’n'B revival wave, few – if any – reach the energy level and authenticity that The Excitements deliver both on stage and on wax. The soul-rocking powerhouse that is The Excitements is completed by, besides Koko-Jean Davis (vocals), Adrià Gual (rhythm guitar) and Daniel Segura (bass)...
During the Symposium, the last activity of the day was called "Drink and Draw", sketching in the bar area of "La Ribiera". There I was, not sure what to draw, so I went into one of the bars in the area to access the toilet. I had to wait for a short queue to access the bathroom, so while I was waiting I started sketching the cooks, two women from Cape Verde. When they saw my work, they were delighted and wanted to pose with my work.