Emily Costello is a self-taught artist and her paintings are inspired by her Mexican heritage, its cultural icons and imagery.  She is also inspired by Mexican folk artists who make art from the heart and with whatever materials they have at hand. Her mixed media pieces are created with found objects that are reassembled, reimagined, and recreated into a new life and meaning.  Emily has numerous accolades under her belt including designing limited edition tickets for the Arizona Lottery. She is currently working on a Phoenix light rail project. You can see more of Emily's work on her Facebook page and her Instagram.

Patrick Murillo calls himself the Mantastic Artist. He is a self-taught painter and mixed media artist. He draws upon his days sporting zoot suits, dating, hanging out with his friends, and growing up in a large Mexican-american family in south Phoenix. He often paints Dia de los Muertos scenes that celebrate the tradition and offer an comical look at daily life. He works in a variety of mediums, and is also a fan of all things sci-fi! You can see more of his work on his Facebook page and his Instagram.

Kathy Cano-Murillo, Patrick's wife, is known as the Crafty Chica. She thrives on making things in a variety of genres - from ceramics and collage art to sewing and beading. She runs the site, CraftyChica.com and has authored seven craft books, two novels and multiple national product lines. See more of Kathy on her Facebook page, her Instagram and her YouTube.

 Painting by emily costello, acrylic on wood. top image on page, mono silkscreen.   

Painting by emily costello, acrylic on wood. top image on page, mono silkscreen.

 

 Taco Dudes by patrick murillo. acrylic on canvas.      

Taco Dudes by patrick murillo. acrylic on canvas.

 

 

 El pato by kathy cano-murillo, acrylic on canvas.

El pato by kathy cano-murillo, acrylic on canvas.