After 2½ months, the murals that Jesus Lopez Vega and son Eduardo have been painting on the outside of my house and studio are finally finished. Forgottenman asked to see the total results, so I’m sharing them with you as well. If you are interested in seeing more of his work, look at the gallery of previous work I have bought from him below and also see his website at: arteajijic.net. (More contact info below.)
(Please note that there are two separate galleries.
In both you can Click on photos to enlarge and read captions.)
Murals above my bedroom.
Wm. Tilden (west) side of house and studio.
Studio from garden side.
Above studio door.
Street side of studio.
South side of studio.
When Bob and I bought our house in 2001, the first thing we did was to go out and buy one of Jesus’ paintings in a local gallery. Here is that and other paintings I’ve bought from him over the years and other mural work he’s done in my house:
The inside of my street entrance door, with pedestals that once held two large Precolumbian replicas of a man and a woman that Bob went out and bought in an antique store while I was waiting to sign the papers to buy the house. Both since tipped over by the kittens now turned cats–and turned into flower pots. ( The remaining parts of the sculptures, not the cats!)
A nicho over my garage
My garage door with embellishments by Jesus.
The ugly electrical post by the garage, made more beautiful by Jesus and Eduardo.
My house’s front door.
The day Bob and I bought our house in 2001, we headed right to the gallery to buy this painting by Jesus. We put it in storage when we went back to the states to put our house up for sale, sell most of our worldly goods, to pack up and move for Mexico.
And this is one I bought a few months later when I moved to Mexico.
A Huichol motif
This is actually the etching plate of one of Jesus’ limited editions that I bought and asked him to paint as though it was one of the etchings.
This arch around the window I asked him to paint to surround and complement the masks I’d hung there using a motif on my sofas. I have changed sofas since then but made sure to match the arch!
The first mural Jesus did on my house–Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent, over my bedroom door. A month later, I met Forgottenman, whose sign in the Mayan calendar is Quetzalcoatl.
If you want to contact Jesus about custom projects or to view his gallery, here is contact information: