Pope Francis in US



“instagrammin’ kindness”

acrylic, pencils, ink & oil on canvas
20 x 16 in © 2015 Gabriel Navar

I became motivated to paint Pope Francis when I heard about his trip to the United States. Somehow, I also wanted to include our pet rooster, Chucho (nickname for Jesus), in the painting.


“It is reputed that Pope Gregory I had previously said that the cock (rooster) “was the most suitable emblem of Christianity”, being “the emblem of St Peter”.[5][6] After Leo IV, Pope Nicholas I, who had been made a deacon by Leo IV, decreed that the figure of the cock (rooster) should be placed on every church.[7]” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_IV

Bay Area Latino Festival

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Proud to have participated in the 1st Bay Area Latino Festival at the Oakland Oracle/Coliseum. I took part in the day version, great art and music. The event followed up in the evening with a concert featuring several bands including Los Angeles Azules, Ozomatli, Los Rakas – from Oaktown! – and the legendary Los Tigres del Norte. Viva Mexico! Viva –

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