About the Artist: Marco Valladares

Marco A. Valladares is a native of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. He lived in Vallejo, California for five years before moving to Lincoln in 1998. Marco is 30 years old and has been painting cars since he was 15 years old.

Marco's passion is to do custom paint work on automobiles. He loves to paint with different types of candy colors and other special effect colors.

Artwork Interpretation: "It's a Colorful Life"

"It's a Colorful Life" was inspired by the bright colors found in nature, and if you look at things closely, you can see how different colors create harmony in nature. He wants to inspire the viewer to reflect on nature's power to affect your life experiences.

This barrel was painted using custom automotive techniques. The top of the barrel is painting with water born base coat, on the body of the barrel is silver, tinted green and blue. He uses nine differences of colors to give the effect.