I met my friend Keith Herried, when I decided to take some life drawing art and acrylic painting classes at a local college. We used to eat at this El Salvadorian restaurant during breaks, pupusas, huevos ranchero and horchata. It became a weekly habit, and then after classes, we went to an exhibition or we used to draw people at a cafe. Our group of two grew to four (Brenda and Eduardo). I think they ended up going to art schools professionally, one on full scholarship.
I've kept in touch with Keith. He just had his first art show. I knew he would make it. I'm so proud of him. He just sold a piece too. One of the things I really appreciate about his work is that he's not afraid of being experimental. He has numerous works using collage, oil and watercolor. This is his self-portrait and the invitation.
Btw, this was in Los Angeles.