Cbabi Bayoc Acyrlic 2012
For this Father’s Day I want to introduce you to one of my very favorite local artists, Chabi Bayoc. I’ve been a fan of his for several years, starting when I worked at Blick Art Materials in Clayton, MO. Not only is he an amazing artist, he’s just a nice guy. And you know what, when you work retail, just a person being nice can make all the difference in your day.
In 2012, Cbabi Bayoc made a New Year’s resolution to paint a father figure every single day for a full year. His project, entitled 365 Days with Dad, produced wonderful representations of dads with babies, children, adults, and teenagers doing everything from sleeping, playing, kissing and singing. Every single one is a happy moment, and they’re all beautiful.
I had such a hard time choosing one, but there is something about this baby that I just had to share. I love how the facial features are so geometric, and that’s picked up in the background design. The texture of the father’s beard just makes you want to reach out and touch it. And the black outline around both figures just makes everything pop.
You can see all 365 paintings here: 365 Days With Dad. You can also read an interesting article from St. Louis Public Radio here: Public Radio. Cbabi also has a book featuring several of the paintings you can pick up here: When I Become a Dad
I just can’t NOT add this painting too. This one is entitled Urban Nature Walk. Happy Father’s Day!