Here's an extraordinary painter who recently had this to say on his blog: "...I like to remind myself that I actually am an illustrator (at least it says so in the diploma... truth is I am one at heart)." Illustrators often spend years developing their craft in ways that other artists all too often simply avoid. The results show when they turn that craft to their own personal endeavors. But his art goes well beyond the exceptional craftsmanship of his technique. There are enough visual ideas in his portfolio to sustain the careers of several artists.
Check out his website: www.uribearts.com. And if you want to see what he's been doing lately you could follow his blog. There's also a nice interview posted as a lonely blog entry by the artist Gage Opdenbrouw.
Oh, and you really, really ought to click on these images to view them larger!
"Oz" no size indicated 2009
"Gods & gods" 140x105'5cm mixed media 2008
"Arruinados" 139x120cm mixed media 2008
"Marriage" 75x45cm oil on linen 2007