To describe Victor Anibal Rodriguez as just a painter is to barely scratch the surface of this man’s talent. I have the privilege of knowing him personally. He’s a talented filmmaker, the nuts with sketches, and fantastic at writing guest posts.
Recently, Victor painted a water color of a daisy. I fell in love instantly. It was just a couple weeks before my mother’s birthday and I was afraid I was going to have to rely on buying her dinner–again. Buying her dinner isn’t the problem, but who wants to keep doing the same thing every year? That felt like copping-out, as if I didn’t know my mother. Victor saved me from that.
Victor’s art began in his youth, but he set it aside to pursue more stable employment. Freelance artists really live hand to mouth, unless a gallery takes a chance on them, but that takes years to achieve and they’re hungry now. After striving in private industry as a coder for several years, he walked away and decided to stop putting his art aside. He’d saved a small nest egg that finally made it possible.
Always humble, Victor tries to convince his friends and family that he can only copy from photographs or other work, but when you see the work he’s done, you’ll recognize the talent that he truly has. He could paint anything he wanted. How do you get to own an Victor original? You reach out to him on Facebook or you can shop his new Etsy shop. He does pet portraits regularly, but his gallery includes many other subjects, including people. He’s worked with oil, acrylic and water color, as well as pencils.
Victor, originally from Cleveland Ohio, lives in Upstate New York with his girlfriend and their many cats, plus one special Pit Bull named Jake. You can see his posts on the site here.
The image of Jake standing before the gray, brick wall is a photograph, so you can get a sense of the level of realism.
Mixed media gallery of Victor’s work.