BIOGRAPHY – Carlos Raphael Vera
Los Angeles native Carlos Vera spent the first few years of his life with his family
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. At the age of four, he and his older brother returned to Los Angeles. He was to remain in Southern California for the next 14 years with his father, Rosendo Vera, a Los Angeles based ﬁne artist and commercial illustrator, where he would receive most of his inspiration and encouragement in pursuing his art.
Carlos applied and was accepted to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in
Boston, Massachusetts. His year in Boston became an important stepping-stone for the years to come. Carlos spent one year in New York painting murals and decided it was time to retum to Los Angeles. Shortly after his return, Carlos began working in the entertainment industry, designing sets, props, costumes, etc., as a conceptual artist.
Carlos opened up an Art Gallery (Our Story), which he used as a personal showcase and a starting point for a youth arts organimtion in 2001, California Artists for Humanity, which came to a close in 2003.
Since that time Carlos has been engaging audiences with his live painting. He has performed at numerous festivals some include: Coachella (Palm Springs, California), Lightening in a Bottle (Santa Barbara, California), Electric Picnic (Duan, Ireland) and at a variety of night clubs and special events. Carlos describes his live painting as taking the audience on a journey through his creative process. The pace is fast, the scale is large and the performance is dramatic. Carlos also continues to design interiors for a variety of clients, including nightclubs, restaurants, and residential interiors.