“I paint images that remind me of a time
that has passed. …A painting is like a song, when you hear it again it takes you
back to that moment.”
Showing an early talent for drawing, Alan
Padilla embarked on his artistic career at the age of six. Confined to his bed
as a child due to a series of eye surgeries that almost left him blind in one
eye, Alan passed the time with paper and pencil. His passion for sketching would
later prove invaluable when he picked up the tattoo machine in 1990. Soon
reaching a level of notoriety in the tattoo world, with numerous celebrity
clients, documentary movie roles, unique clothing lines and dozens of Best in Show
awards at tattoo conventions around the world, the Artist focused his
efforts on oil painting. Today Alan possess the technical ability and
distinctive style of a master artist beyond his years. His paintings draw forth
the nostalgia and history of his unique heritage.
below collection is only a sample of the Artist's complete offering.