BACKSTORY: Welcome to my online art gallery. I specialize in portraiture, but welcome commissions on all subjects. My style is typically photo-realism, but I also like to experiment with other looks, too. I work in acrylics, and my paintings are usually flat as pancakes; I do not like a lot of texture or thickness in my paint.

Standard pricing is $450 for an 18" x 24" acrylic painting on stretched canvas, with a typical turnaround time of one month; faster/slower turnaround time depends on the complexity and the occasion. I work from photographs that the client supplies or ones that I shoot myself. Exact price can be quoted when size and style are determined. I request a 50% deposit at time of commission with the balance paid upon completion of artwork. Please contact me for additional information by email. Scroll below to view samples of my art. See my paintings unfold from start to finish (and some of my other creative endeavors/quirks) by visiting my blog.

Dona Diabla painting by Dave DeCaroBlue Diablo painting by Dave DeCaroDoña Diabla (at left) and its companion piece, Blue Diablo (at right) are my most recent finished commissioned paintings. They were based on vintage film poster art for the movies "Doña Diabla" starring María Félix and "Cartas Marcadas" starring Pedro Infante. The painting at right utilizes one of my favorite colors to work with, Phthalocyanine Blue. Much easier to paint with than to pronounce! By mixing it with white, you get a beautiful variety of shades that really make the canvas pop.

For information on specific pieces or to commission me for your very own painting, please email me.


The following images are of original one-of-a-kind paintings available for purchase. Please email me your interest in purchasing.


Done in acrylic on canvas, these paintings are a sampling of my work, but not available for purchase. Please email me your request for pricing. Click images below to view the large-sized version.


Perfect for websites, blogs, and more. Please email me your request for pricing. Click images below to view the large-sized version.