Cheech and Natasha Marin are wonderful friends and collectors of my artwork. Recently, I was recently commissioned to create a portrait of Natasha and extremely honored for this fantastic opportunity.
Knowing that Cheech Marin and his wife collect several Chicano artists, “I am so excited!!!,” and have to share. Some of the amazing artists in their permanent collection include Jaime ‘Germs’ Zacarias, the De La Torre Brothers, Gilbert (Magu) Lujan, Frank Romero, and Yolanda Gonzalez, haha, and many many more.
The final composition, Natasha Marin, sculpted, painted and fired as a ceramic vessel will be presented for an article written for the American Art Collector, October 2010 issue, Cheech, Chicano, Collector by Eric Cohler. “Oh, and there is a painting created to present to the Marin’s as the main study for the ceramic vase, that will be offered on Natasha Marin’s musically-inspired High Notes Collection.”
In fact, Natasha is launching a brand new line of art-inspired, fashion-savvy, collection of art, clothing, and jewelry. Natasha Marin was kind enough to collaborate with me on the vase and jewelry piece for the collection found in the High Notes Collection.
I was really excited to see the immediate results at the Ma Art Space, and the kilns were busy creating one-of-a-kind vases. All of the Natasha Marin vases are limited edition and make a great gift for any occasion. “Such a great collaboration. So thankful. Thank you, Natasha Marin, can’t wait to work on our next big collaboration!”