Category: painter

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Flashback to artwork on display at ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ART. The original on the far right is still available and the two pieces on the left are available as canvas reproductions. If you’re looking for artwork for your home or office, please contact me. I’m currently accepting commissions and can ship worldwide.

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Michael Carini | Learn More

Michael Carini | Learn More

Behind the scenes of work in progress. 

Check out my weekly podcast and blog. This week on the podcast we discuss being liked vs. being someone worth liking and on the blog, I address using your pain as a source of healing and growth. Please also consider grabbing some art while you’re there to feed a starving artist. 

See it all at CariniArts.com

Michael Carini | NEW BLOG STORY

Michael Carini | NEW BLOG STORY

Pain is unavoidable. At some point in this life, you are going to experience pain. Learn to use that pain as a source of fuel to grow and thrive. I get raw and real about this topic in my latest blog post. Please visit CariniArts.com and give it a read. You can also see more from my favorite creative collaborations (including this one) with Christa Maier including a full-length video covering multiple intense shoots.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Working on “Just A Little Piece Of Herstory” in the studio. Really enjoy doing these “Puzzled Hearts.” I also have “Puzzled Hearts Minis” available as I fight to raise exhibition funds for KAABOO Del Mar next month. I need your support and am also taking on commissions.

Please also check out CariniArts.com to see my painting class schedule, blog, and podcast. This week on the podcast we discuss knowing your worth and asking for what you want from life.

Buy art and feed a starving artist 😁

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Labyrinth of the Butterfly”

“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

One of my most intense and intricate paintings to date, “Labyrinth of the Butterfly” started out white and red. Somewhere along the journey I lost my way a bit and was tangled up in the labyrinth. When I emerged, this was the result. Though perhaps not explicitly obvious, this painting is a deep exploration of sexuality. 

See options for this painting HERE

Learn more at CariniArts.com and check out my painting class schedule, blog, and podcast. New episodes every single week and you never really know what we might discuss.

And when life turned her blue, she brushed her…

And when life turned her blue, she brushed herself against the raw canvas and painted the most beautiful indanthrone night with the stain of her melancholy.

Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HER

Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HER

Want a #MostlyForHer poem? Just make a small donation HERE to feed a starving artist. All poems are also now available as ready-to-hang canvas prints upon request-DM me.

This week on my podcast we discuss social media and who you are vs. who you portray yourself to be. Check it out at CariniArts.com + available on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play. You can also check out my blog and painting class schedule. I’m available for public and private events.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Work In Progress: Just A Little Piece Of Herstory

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Visit CariniArts.com to check out my painting class schedule and my weekly podcast. On the latest episode of “Sunny Side Of San Diego” we discussed who you are vs. who you portray yourself to be.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“If I Could Steal Your Pain” reflects on the desire to take away someone else’s pain. Sometimes we can’t handle or don’t know how to deal with our own pain, yet we’re still willing to shoulder someone else’s in the effort to lighten their burden. Everyone has pain, some just hide it better. Some experience more in a day than anyone should have to face in a lifetime. Learn to use that pain as fuel, for yourself and for others. If you can do that, that pain can heal your hurt.

This painting is dedicated to my best friend, muse, and the woman I loved. This is dedicated to Deanne Hastings, who tragically disappeared in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date.

Deanne always called me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. I just wish I could have there for her this last time when she really needed me most. I could sense the call was going to come, but it never did, and part of me knew why. I’ve always felt that I failed her by not being there that last time, though I wanted to be and would have been. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of Deanne. I always tried so hard to impress her and make her proud. The last time I saw her, she told me she was. I will forever do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive through my creations. She is now my “Wings” and my angel. I love you Deanne.

Check out options for this painting HERE

Visit CariniArts.com to learn more and check out my podcast. This week we discuss social media and who you are vs. who you portray yourself to be.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Braska helps pack all the minis, poems, and gift packs. Get yours and feed a starving artist…Let’s be honest. It almost always goes to Braska. If she’s feeling generous, I get a small cut.

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See more at CariniArts.com including my custom fleece blankets available for a limited time only. Pick any painting you want. I have sizes available for babies, kids, and adults.