Sunday, December 19, 2010

Katy Perry Painting by Nick San Pedro

I got to meet Katy on the set of her music video for "Waking Up in Vegas". I was the stand in for her male counterpart in some scenes of the video and filmed some other background action. She was amazingly sweet and I am excited to share this painting, inspired by the video. This is the first of many Katy paintings. Thank you Perez Hilton for sharing my work with Katy before I did :0*

Katy Perry painting by Nick San Pedro. Music by Katy Perry, "Waking Up in Vegas". Time-lapse production from start to finish. Watch me stretch my canvas, then paint it :0)

Nick San Pedro was born in Las Vegas, NV on November 15, 1978 to a Cuban-Chinese father, and a Spanish-French mother.

As a young child, San Pedro immersed himself in art, spending most of his time drawing. People quickly grew fond of the young artist's creations. San Pedro was surrounded by all types of music and live stage shows, being raised in Las Vegas. The artist's father was friends with Siegfried and Roy, which led to Nick having many opportunities to share his works with them throughout his adolescence. Roy was especially encouraging, and his acknowledgment of San Pedro's talent was all the artist needed to believe that his artwork was truly magical.

San Pedro's love for music and performance led to the creation of many works of art that would eventually gain attention from musicians coming to perform in the entertainment capitol of the world.

In 2002, while attending college, San Pedro was commissioned to produce artwork for 'NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly'. The following year, The artist was hired to paint eight musicians, including Madonna, for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards Pre-Party.

After debuting his artwork in New York City in the prestigious Rainbow Room, San Pedro went on to share many of his paintings with numerous people in the entertainment industry, including: Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Celine Dion, Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Steven Spielberg, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Carey Hart, Siegfried & Roy, Jerry Seinfeld, Ani DiFranco, Ben Folds, The Osbournes, Carson Daly, Ludacris, Kathy Griffin, Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson.

San Pedro is realizing the impact his work is having on the world around him. The artist continually looks for ways to enlighten peoples lives with his creativity. He is proud to lend his time and work to many non-profit organizations that benefit art programs, children's charities and AIDS programs.

Nick San Pedro is currently producing oil paintings on canvas and looking forward to sharing his body of work abroad. The artist is truly grateful for every experience he's had to share his artwork, and for all the people who share this journey with him.

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