Ive admired my comrade Gerardo and his art for quite some time. So it was only natural to have him create a special piece for me featuring my pup Gee Gee, who passed away shortly after. Not only does Gee Gee hold the most special place in my heart, she can be forever immortalized and remembered in Gerardos art, which also has a bit of who I am in it, in relation to my band, The Locust. Coincidentally, Gee Gee was featured on an album cover for an animal shelter benefit 7 single, she made cameos in various videos, and became a bit of a dog celebrity, as she should.
- Justin Pearson
I met (Gerardo) Acamonchi through a circle of artist friends and, as luck would have it, at the time I owned a small gallery in which he could host a one-man show. I love all of his work, but what struck me the most was his portrait of his cat, Nini. She just came to life on the canvas and it was good to have her company in our space. As his one month residency was coming to a close at my studio, I finally asked him about the piece and we struck up a great conversation about all of the pets we have loved and lost in our lives. Nini had passed away, this portrait was a memorial to her. My own kitty cat, Flaco, was nearing the end of his, and I was heartbroken at the thought of living this life without him... It was in this conversation that I decided to make an offer on his piece, and he decided to let her portrait go... It was not easy for him, I know - but he had been looking for a good home for her and found it with me. Nini is now prominently and proudly displayed in my living room, along with Flaco's collar and name tag and together they help keep my heart happy.
- Carly Delso-Saavedra
Every expectation I had for working with Gerardo was beyond exceeded. He created a portrait of Gary that I didn't imagine was possible. He managed to capture her personality in a painting and every time we look at it, we get that feeling. We enjoy the painting every day. Thank you Gerardo!
- Rob Brouillard
Gerardo is a great artist for capturing the essence of my dog Buju and adding so much color to the portrait. Way cooler that he looks than in real life, makes me want to meet him if I already don't know him, Puts a smile on my face everytime I see the portraits.
- Alfonso Reyes
I was given two portraits of my dogs, Clementine and Petunia, as a gift from a good friend and I enjoy them everyday. Acamonchi did such an incredible job of capturing their personalities and energy in his work. His style is unique and the pieces get tons of interest. I own quite a bit of local art and was so happy to add these to my collection. I love having them in my home on full display. Thanks so much for the beautiful work.
- Karas Blud
We jumped on the opportunity to commission a pet portrait by Acamonchi! We have admired Gerardo's work for years, and as curators have exhibited his pieces. We have long known of Gerardo's love for cats, and it comes through in the attention he gives each portrait. We sent Gerardo a photo of our cat Pilar and (upon him asking) a few color suggestions. He quickly returned a piece to us that totally captures her look and spirit. We are so glad to have this tribute to Pilar (one of our little boy's best friends!) and know that we will always have this rad, treasured memory of her in our home.
- Stacy Kelley
has captured the different personalities of all my 4 cats!
I am especially grateful for the extra care he took creating a portrait
of my beloved Teddie who has passed on. I am able to still connect with
Teddie by looking at the wonderful portrait Gerardo created of him.
The expression in Teddies eyes is exactly the look he would give me
when we were still together. It feels magical to still be able to see
that look. He was also able to capture the kitten energy of Lily. The
portraits are the 1st thing visitors comment on when they come over
and I am so happy every time I look at them.
have been collecting art for many years. I have art from artists all
over the world, but my favorites
have got to be the four (!), yes, four, pet portraits by Acamonchi.
Although only one of my four beloved pets is still alive, the spirit
and unique personalities of my companion animals live on in their portraits.
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