May 2021 acrylic on canvas
An ode to a staple Eastside business. The Estrada Family has been serving Austin since 1960. The Castillo family and the Estrada family have known each other for many many years. Amado respects them greatly for their meaningful contributions to the Eastside community.
La Guardia/ Voz Alta
August 2020 print on canvas (original is a mural)
Vanessa Guillen mural copy transferred onto canvas. Amado painted a mural in 2020 of the late hero. Gone far too soon, her legacy will live on in those who need and deserve protection from sexual assault and gender discrimination.
June 2021 acrylic and spray paint on canvas
The Dominguez’s and Castillos’ have built a loving bond that began in the late 1950’s when their grandparents met and supported one another through the formation of a church band called “Felicidad.” For over three generations their families have grown together within the church ministry of East Austin. The two have a friendship that goes above and beyond as they more often refer to each other as brothers. Bobby ‘Baserok’ Dominguez is a veteran in the Tejano music scene, who has played for the legendary Jay Perez for over 16 years.
August 2000 acrylic on canvas
Staying true to his musical roots, Amado has always carried a deep fondness for instruments. These drums represent the gift of sound and the amplification of sensation. One of Amado’s mostly influential mentors is Robert Hurst. Robert and Amado painted this work together approximately 25 years ago. Mr. Hurst passed away on May 15, 2021. In honor of the role he played in Amado’s artistic development this piece is referred to as “The Last of the Splash Crescendo”.