Dia De Los Muertos

 

Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday the day after Halloween, where they celebrate their deceased ancestors, remember them, and pray for their spiritual journey.  On the East Coast, I was not very familiar with this holiday.  After moving to Las Vegas, with a large Hispanic population, I became aware of this holiday which has evolved to being much like Halloween, but with certain masks, flowers, and sugar skulls.  In the summer of 2014, I made my first Dia De Los Muertos inspired painting.  She was my first large painting of a person, and I learned a lot in the week I worked on her.  She was featured on two worldwide art publicity online publications, gaining me many Facebook fans across the globe.  I entered her in a local art show the following winter, and was invited to display in two galleries.  When I realized how loved this painting was, I set to work on a series of these ladies.  In 2015 for Day of The Dead, I was a featured artist in a Las Vegas Gallery (Jana's RedRoom) for October, and featured artist at Twisted Artist Gallery for November.  Prices below.  Worldwide shipping available.  I assure you, these are hot ticket items!  Also available in prints.  Ask me and I will direct you to all the options.​

Right before Christmas in 2015, two of these large paintings were stolen from the gallery wall.  The following fall for Day of the Dead, I re-painted these two girls, flipping off the thieves.  I was featured in many Las Vegas magazines and newspapers about this show due to the compelling story.  I was hoping it may help find the thieves, but no luck so far... But it did get me a great amount of publicity, and the nickname "Dama de los Muertos."

2017 Calendars

2017 Calendars

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

24" x 36" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Coated with UV Protectant Gloss Varnish. She is the original. The custom order that was never paid or picked up, which just happened to catch eyes all over the world and lift my career to the next level. She's a very special piece for me. Unfortunately, she was stolen off a gallery wall, along with another piece in this series, in December 2015. If anyone sees her decorating someone's wall, please contact me or the police. Available in prints.

Valentina de los Muertos

Valentina de los Muertos

24" x 36" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Coated with UV Protectant Gloss Varnish. She is my favorite one. Unfortunately, she was stolen off a gallery wall, along with another piece in this series, in December 2015. If anyone sees her decorating someone's wall, please contact me or the police. Model: Jessica Seamons. Available in prints.

Luciana De Los Muertos

Luciana De Los Muertos

ORIGINAL SOLD opening night. 24" x 36" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Coated with UV Protectant Gloss Varnish. I also have a cropped version of her head and shoulders available in prints for anyone who loves the look but not the nudity. I think she's just lovely in her own skin though. The background I chose for her is kind of my trademark background for many of my floral works and my Dancer Series. It was at this point that I decided to incorporate that into this series.

Maria De Los Muertos

Maria De Los Muertos

24" x 36" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Coated with UV Protectant Gloss Varnish. There's kind of a story behind her tattoos... Ask me. She marks a certain time period for me. $800.

Mona Lisa's Revenge

Mona Lisa's Revenge

For my second Day of the Dead show, I decided to repaint the stolen girls, flipping off the thieves! 24" x 36" for $800. Also available in prints.

Valentina's Revenge

Valentina's Revenge

For my second Day of the Dead show, I decided to repaint the stolen girls, flipping off the thieves! 24" x 36" for $800. Also available in prints.

All In

All In

This focal centerpiece was also in my second Day of the Dead show. This one is huge, 36" x 48"! $2450. SOLD. Prints on paper or canvas are available!

Sofia de los Muertos

Sofia de los Muertos

24" x 36" for $800. Also available in prints! Model: Holly Savage. Photographer: Toxic Lace Photography.

Guardian of the Forest

Guardian of the Forest

12" x 24", $180 SOLD. This was my first time working with glow in the dark paint! See next photo for the nighttime look.

Watcher de los Muertos

Watcher de los Muertos

12" x 24", $160. SOLD. This was my first series with glow in the dark paint! See next photo for the nighttime look.

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Lady de los Noches

Lady de los Noches

12" x 24", $160. This was my first series with glow in the dark paint! See next photo for the nighttime look.

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Rosa de los Muertos

Rosa de los Muertos

12" square for $130. SOLD. Prints can be made upon request. Hand embellished 12" canvas print currently available for $75.

Marie de los Muertos

Marie de los Muertos

12" square for $130. SOLD. Model: Marie Valencia - see reference photo. I can also do this for YOU! Prints can be made upon request.

Reference Photo

Reference Photo

Model: Marie Valencia

Reference Photo

Reference Photo

Model: Cyn Lemon. Photographer: Joshua Deats.

Cyn de los Muertos

Cyn de los Muertos

12" square for $130. SOLD. Model: Cyn Lemon - see reference photo. I can also do this for YOU!

Cassidy de los Muertos

Cassidy de los Muertos

12" square for $130.

Revenge of the Dead Show

Revenge of the Dead Show

Mandy Joy

Mandy Joy

Make-up by Body Art by "Zann - Suzanne Lugano. Outfit and jewelry by Culture Chaos, the model for my Valentina painting!!

Me and my Body Painter!

Me and my Body Painter!

Make-up by Body Art by "Zann - Suzanne Lugano.

Main wall

Main wall

Suzanne Lugano, Body painter

Suzanne Lugano, Body painter

Find her on Facebook: Body Art By Zann! She painted me to look like my Sofia painting!

Half me, half Sofia!

Half me, half Sofia!

Painted by Suzanne Lugano.

El Descansa de los Muertos

El Descansa de los Muertos

This painting is based on a lovely photo by Tank Bilt. Model: D'Layne Ka'aihue. My adaptation was to paint her with a sugar skull, and turn the mirror into a window, showing a cemetery! This 24" x 36" original, framed, is $1000. Also available in prints.

Matias de los Muertos

Matias de los Muertos

This 24" x 36" painting shows a man in scary make-up with a black widow on his eyebrow. He's wearing a tuxedo, keeping it classy, yet super creepy with his green eyed stare. $800.

Sofia

Sofia

Salvador de los Muertos

Salvador de los Muertos

This 24" x 36" painting was also based on a photo by Tank Bilt (with permission), painted just as the photo, with no changes, because it was already perfect. Model: Jeff Morawski. 24" x 36" for $800. Also available in prints.

Emilia de los Muertos

Emilia de los Muertos

This small cameo was painted on canvas that I placed inside a framed mirror that I purposely broke. I love her creepy effect! $60. She's about 7 inches tall.

Catalina de los Muertos

Catalina de los Muertos

This small cameo was painted on canvas that I placed inside a framed mirror that I purposely broke. I love her creepy effect! $60. She's about 7 inches tall.

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La Ventana a los Muertos

La Ventana a los Muertos

This 18" x 24" painting has a very eerie implication. Perfect for Halloween and Day of the Dead! $160. Also available in prints.

La Madre de los Muertos

La Madre de los Muertos

This 12" square painting is packed with tiny detail. The lady in the center, La Madre, is opening her cloak to reveal two sugar skull ladies. La Madre is rooted like a tree. $130.

Gallery display

Gallery display

A Little Batty

A Little Batty

This adorable bat is also in day of the dead make-up as he hangs upside down on the cemetery fence! 12" x 24" for $180.

Glow in the dark owls

Glow in the dark owls

Each painting is 12" x 24", $160. This was my first series with glow in the dark paint! See next photo for the nighttime look.

Lady de los Noches

Lady de los Noches

12" x 24", $160. This was my first series with glow in the dark paint! See next photo for the nighttime look.

Watcher de los Muertos

Watcher de los Muertos

Each painting is 12" x 24", $160. This was my first series with glow in the dark paint! See next photo for the nighttime look.

Heart Attack at Midnight

Heart Attack at Midnight

This 12" painting is based on a MRI photo of blood vessels during a heart attack! I chose to turn the background red like a blood moon, since the blood vessels look so much like a tree! 12" square for $75. Acrylic and spray paint.

Renacimiento de los Muertos

Renacimiento de los Muertos

This is a surrealist circle of life painting, sadly featuring a girl who dies. From her is born another, along with several butterflies. 12" square for $130.

Gallery display

Gallery display

Fortress of Fear

Fortress of Fear

This 18" x 24" original was made with airbrush for the fog, and regular brush for the detail work.  Available for $250.

Cassidy

Cassidy

This 12" original is $130.

Valentina de los Muertos

Valentina de los Muertos

This is a hand embellished giclee of the stolen original painting. This is 12" x 18" for $125.

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

This is a hand embellished giclee of the stolen original painting, the first of the whole series. This is 12" x 18" for $125.

Rosa de los Muertos

Rosa de los Muertos

The original of this lovely girl has sold to a collector. This is a hand embellished giclee, 12" square just like the original, for $75.

*All images on this website are Copyright Art By Mandy Joy.  All rights reserved.  Duplication not allowed.  However, sharing my images with friends (with my information attached) is encouraged!  If you would like to use my images on a website, tattoo, greeting card, home decor items, etc, please ask!  

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