THE VANITY of DIAZ

AN ASSORTMENT OF ARTWORK


Christmas 2023


2023

Mixed Media on Card Stock

6 x 4  inches 


Ikebana NO.1


2023

Mixed Media on Mixed Media Artboard

16 x 12  inches 


Ikebana NO.2

2023

Mixed Media on Mixed Media Artboard

16 x 12  inches 


INVENTED LANDSCAPE NO.3

2022

Acrylic Paint on Paper

22x 28  inches 


INVENTED LANDSCAPE NO.1

2022

Acrylic Paint on Paper

22x 28  inches 

This is another busy summer for me. Once more, I am having to focus my energy elsewhere but it's important that I do. I am beginning to feel a bit depressed not feeling like I have time to create, so instead of making a big production, I plan on spending 1 to 2 hours a day painting invented landscapes. This will allow me to be creative, do something for myself, then get back to the books. Let's see where this goes.

ACRYLIC ALLEY SCENE

2021

Acrylic Paint on Masonite Board

60 x 60  inches (5 x5 feet)

I don't normally do works on commission. The pressure is too much. I get concerned that the folks asking me for a specific painting won't be too pleased. After all, we all have our own style and technique. Luckily, the person asking was happy with this one! 




LAST CHRISTMAS BUK-KAW!

2021

Mixed Media on Paper

8.5 x 11 inches

This year my holiday theme inspiration is inspired by the 1984 album  Last Christmas by Wham! 



FLAMINGO HOLIDAY

2020

Ink and Mixed Media on Paper

20 x 16 inches 

This illustration was selected for showcasing and invited to the Exhibition 2021-2022 XMAS International Exhibition. The exhibition is live at the below link: https://www.exhibizone.com/xmas2021




MONSTER MASH

2020

Ink and Mixed Media on Paper

9 X 12 inches 




TRICK-OR-TREATERS

2020

Ink and Mixed Media on Paper

9 X 12 inches 

This years Halloween themed illustrations were inspired by Sauer Castle  in Kansas City, Kansas.  




CAT WITCH and BAT

2020

Ink and Mixed Media on Paper

12 x 9  inches 




FLUSHED CANOPY #2

2020

Mixed Media and  Found Objects on Canvas

16  x 20  inches 

Accepted to the Art for All exhibition in KCAC’s Main Gallery November 4 -30, 2020.



FLUSHED CANOPY

2020

Mixed Media and  Found Objects on Canvas

16  x 20  inches 

Summiting this along with some other pieces to Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva, OK. 

Flushed Canopy won First Place at the Graceful Arts Gallery and Studies Biennial Juried Art Show 2020 in the drawing and mixed media category. 


JUNE STORM on RED DIRT

2020

Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

18 x 24.5 inches 

I'm not sure why I love adding these rounded bumps onto my work.  Some where in Utah or Nevada, or maybe both you can find petroglyphs of abstract grids of dots left behind from the ancient Americans, so I like to believe that I am a reincarnation of a fellow who left behind such symbols. 


AMERICA, WE HAVE a PROBLEM

Pen and Ink with Transfer Collage on 16x20 Paper 

2020

This piece has been accepted to the UMass Fine Arts Center  for the 2020 Breathing While Black juried digital visual art exhibit hosted by Augusta Savage Gallery.

www.fineartscenter.com/BWB

This collage is to represent the American people protesting against police brutality. America, we have a problem. Good cop or bad cop, we need to recognize that racism remains pervasive today; the evidence is clear, as the American people are being maimed and murdered by those with an abundance of force but a dearth of brotherly love. I thought we were a country that despised Nazis? We need a leader who values humanity rather than encourages divisive behavior. 

On November 3rd, 2020, I was asked to be interviewed for this piece by Dutch culture magazine, VPRO Mondo. The article Four Artists About America  features this collage along with three other artists.

COOOP of SOONERS

2020

Ink and Mixed Media on  Paper 

9 x 12 inches

School Bunny, 2020 Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 9 x 12 inches

School Mice, 2020 Mixed Media on  Watercolor Paper  9 x 12 inches 

CARBON COPY of SEOUL

2019

Transfer and Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 inches 


COOP of METS

2019

Ink and Mixed Media on Paper

9 x 12 inches

A gift for Pete Leon who wonderfully survived cancer. 

My favorite part is the Converse shoes, specifically the detail of the stitching. I would love to illustrate shoes for company ads. I think Warhol started out doing that? I can’ t remember. But I do think one of his first pro gigs was illustrating for a shoe ad. I’ll have to research.

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RED ONION

2007-2008

Watercolor and Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper

8.5 x 10 inches 

Mummy!

2018

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard


BLACK CAT and JACK-O-LANTERN

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard

2018



NEW YEAR, 2018

2018

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard


SCHOOL SNOWMEN

2017-2018

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard

A gift to my principal of many years. 


CHRISTMAS
ROOSTER 

2018

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard


BELLISSIMO

Photo Transfer and Acrylic on Canvas

This was accepted for an exhibition in 2008. I had been talking to a guy who was a nursing student at the time. My talks with him inspired me to take a photo of him operating a syringe. It might have also been an excuse to see him.

I dropped off this piece at Allied Arts in Downtown OKC before I left for Korea. I don’t even remember the title of the event. I was too lazy to go back and retrieve it. Those days, the economy was crap and I didn’t know what to do with my life. I wonder what happened to this thing.

IN HONOR of T.C.

2020

Acrylic on Paper

22.5 x 30 inches


WORLD VIEW

2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

9 x 12 inches

Accepted to the Art for All exhibition in KCAC’s Main Gallery November 4 -30, 2020.

Donated to KCAC's Annual Auction on February 27th, 2021.


WILD HEAVEN ABOVE SWARD

2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 16 inches 



SNOWY MONSTER  HOLIDAY

2017

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard




SUMMER NIGHT OWLS

2016

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard

8.5 x 11 inches 

This was made as a gift for my friend Brian Mayernick. I didn't even bother to document it well. After nearly seven years of giving up on art, due to a bit of depression and feelings of failure, these drawings of owls and other birds in my sketchbook brought me back into my craft. It's one of my favorites! It reminds me of those great gatherings those summer nights in Weatherford, OK. 






KNOCK, KNOCK!

2017

Photo Transfer on Canvas

8 x 10.5 inches


NICO

2007

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 inches



521 HUBER

2007

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 48 inches


606 FRISCO AVE.

Photo Transfer and Plaster on Masonite.

Lost during display at coffee shop.

RED and BLUE

Photo Transfer and Wax on Paper and Masonite

2006


ROOSTER #1

Print and Mixed Media on Paper

Gifted to Ms. Alice Ann. My collage neighbor's mom and friend who was there for me when I was in a bit of a depression. There are angels here on earth to save us. Thank you AA.

ROOSTER #2

Gifted to follow college mate and friend.

HIPSTERS

2017

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard Paper


DON'T YOU JUST LOVE NEW YEARS?

2017

Ink and Mixed Media on Cardboard Paper

SUMMER ACCESSORY 

2017

Acrylic and Ink on Cardboard


An EIGHTH STREET in OKLAHOMA

2018

Transfer and Wall Joint on Masonite

17 x 24 inches