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Tiki Toons Show at Van Eaton Galleries

Mahalo! Tiki culture is experiencing a bit of an upswing again in my particular art world. I am entered in TWO shows with a Polynesian theme. The first starts tonight at the Van Eaton Animation Gallery in Sherman Oaks, CA. Artists are required to create art featuring any animated character, naturally, in a Tiki setting. Here is my entry entitled, “Paradise De Vil”.

Paradise De Vil by Mark Tavares

“Paradise De Vil” 18 x 24. Oil and Acrylic on Masonite. © Mark Tavares

The painting is for sale. I will also have prints available shortly through my Fine Art America store.

Yes, those are dog collars she is wearing for bracelets. I don’t know what is wrong with me.. 🙂

Head to Van Eaton Galleries website for more info!

Thanks for looking!


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Godzilla All Art Attack art show

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful Sunday honoring the Mothers in your life! In addition to being thankful for the Mothers in my life, I am also quite proud to announce that a new art show in which I have taken part opened this weekend. The “Godzilla All Art Attack art show opened to the public on Sunday. The show is being presented by “Creature Features” on Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, CA, to commemorate the opening of the new “Godzilla” film this Friday, May 16. There is a huge display of artistic talent on display and I am honored to be a part of that crowd. Here is my piece entitled “Steve Martin’s Impending Regret”.

My Godzilla painting "Steve Martin's Impending Regret"

28 x 22. Oil and Acrylic on Masonite. © Mark Tavares

The original is listed for sale in my “Current Work” portfolio. I have also made prints available through Fine Art America. Simply click on the “BUY PRINTS” link and it will take you right to the store.

If you find yourself in the Burbank area during the month of May, do yourself a favor and check out the show! (BTW, it’s FREE!) Click HERE for info!

Thanks for looking!


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Barack Obama wrapped in Red Tape

Hello again!

I am back with another portfolio piece to demonstrate my range beyond the Hollywood celebrity portrait. This is “Barack Obama wrapped in Red Tape”. It’s not a statement of any political belief or party affiliation. It is simply another type of image I might be called on to create for the cover of a Monthly News Magazine. As we are always approaching a new election cycle, it is good for me to show I can handle a Politician’s likeness.

Painting of President Barack Obama surrounded by Government Red Tape

15 x 20. Oil and Acrylic on Gessoed Illustration Board. © Mark Tavares

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!!


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New Stuff!

Hello again!

I apologize for the posting gap here. I am happy to say that it is because I have been busy. Lots of hush-hush Halloween product design stuff for favored clients, as well as some brand new artwork for my design company, AND a home remodel project have all kept me very active. That is not to say there hasn’t been a moment or two, here and there, where I can slow down and work on something personal.

Speaking of which, I have uploaded a couple of new things to the “Caricatures” portfolio page. Please check out my versions of “George Lucas”, “Steven Speilberg”, and “Alan Arbus” (noted photographer and actor who portrayed Dr. Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H) and let me know what you think.

More to come soon!

Thanks for looking!



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New Stuff!

Good afternoon!

I just wanted to put out there that I have recently scanned and added some new material from the Mark Tavares vaults. Some of it is on display on my official Facebook page. Of course, since you are reading this, you should just head over to the portfolio pages and check them out for yourself!

New material is available for viewing in the following areas:





Please check them out and tell me what you think!



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