My name is Teo Alfonso and I am a self-employed Filipino-American artist. I currently live in Bellevue, WA with my sweetheart.
One of my goals as an artist is to be able to create artworks that can be cherished for a lifetime. Hopefully, you will allow me to do that for you.
I specialize in POKER ARTS, Abstract Arts, Sunsets, Landscapes, Seascapes and Portraits. I am very thankful and blessed that my artworks have sold all over the world; some of which have gone to the biggest names in the Poker World and also some of the biggest names in the Entertainment business. I have done many paintings for multi-millionaires in the WSOP and WPT and also in Hollywood. A lot of my artworks can be seen at various Casinos and Poker Rooms all over the world, specially in Las Vegas, my favorite city. I have also done self portraits of some of the worlds super models.
Some of my artworks can be seen in the JUNE 2006 issue of THE POKER PRO MAGAZINE.
Another one of my poker paintings can be seen at the September 2007 Issue of THE POKER PRO MAGAZINE.
My most recent artworks can also be seen in the April 2008 Issue of THE POKER PRO MAGAZINE.
I can re-create almost any artworks from scratch; in which I have done numerous times, per clients' requests.
I have always been artistic ever since I was a kid but never really pursued art until about 20 years ago when I got some pastel chalks and some colored pencils and started drawing and creating pastel portraits. Only a few years ago is when I started painting on canvas. I love every minute of it.
Hopefully, you will like what you see.
I have included links below that will direct you to my Art portfolio.
I view art as a reflection of the individual Ė not just the artist, but for the collector as well. When I paint from the heart, I paint not only for myself, but for others to find some connection with the subject matter and my own perception of the wonders of the world.
No matter my subject matter, all my art has one thing in common. Iím always experimenting with color and perception - trying to find the perfect match of color and emotion to present the best expression of what I see.
The power of color to affect our senses is a fascinating process for me. It starts in nature. We are moved when we watch the sunrise, not simply because the simple movement of the sun - which happens all day - but because of the dramatic splashes of color that bathe us in their light and move something deep within us in response.
In the same way, I try to apply that philosophy to all my subjects, trying to infuse them with an internal inspiration that elevates them beyond their everyday nature.
My passions can be found in the subjects I choose to explore, including card playing, Las Vegas, landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, still-life and self-portraits among many others.
In particular, Iím drawn to the range of emotions experienced in playing cards, from the fire and passion of a winning streak, to the cool calm of laying low and not giving away your hand. These emotions inspire me to create art for other card lovers who share the same passion, to decorate their homes or card rooms and maybe even bring them a little bit of luck!
Thank you for viewing my artworks!
Teo Alfonso joined Pixels on January 13th, 2007.