Vasquez is a young painter from San Pedro. He is now only twenty-one
years old but his art already supports his life as well as his
young wife's. The two of them are looking forward to the birth
of their first child within the month.
Vasquez with one of his paintings
in an art gallery in San Pedro,
Ambergris Caye, Belize
father was an artists too, that's how Leo started to paint as
early as four years old. "First I painted on cellutex (Rem:
a material used in construction on inside walls), when
I was about twelve, I started to paint on canvas."
asked who inspires him, Leo answers "Papo" (Edward
Alamilla). Of course, Papo is the island's most famous painter
and also one of Leo's best friends. "He taught me a lot".
When I queried further as to who else, dead or alive would be
his favourite artist, Leo said "Michael Angelo, he was
knife is Leo's technique of choice ("That's mine"),
but I'd say, this young man has alot ahead of him.