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Girl with the heart tattoo

John Contrado
Hull, MA

About the Artist

Growing up as the son of an artist, John Contrado spent his entire life surrounded by beauty and creativity. His father's passion and love of art is what inspired John to start creating art of his own.

Spray paint and stencils became a natural fit for John because he is constantly tweaking and fine tuning during the art-making process. When he is designing and cutting stencils, for instance, he can make all the adjustments he wants before the paint ever touches the canvas. John considers this process of stenciling to be ninety percent preparation, and ten percent presentation; if it loo…

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About the Artist

Growing up as the son of an artist, John Contrado spent his entire life surrounded by beauty and creativity. His father’s passion and love of art is what inspired John to start creating art of his own.

Spray paint and stencils became a natural fit for John because he is constantly tweaking and fine tuning during the art-making process. When he is designing and cutting stencils, for instance, he can make all the adjustments he wants before the paint ever touches the canvas. John considers this process of stenciling to be ninety percent preparation, and ten percent presentation; if it looks easy or effortless to the casual observer, John feels that he has been successful.

Artist’s Work

Vintage portrait 05
John contrado

Vintage Portrait 05

By John Contrado

Vintage portrait 01
John contrado

Vintage Portrait 01

By John Contrado

Yolandi
John contrado

Yolandi

By John Contrado

Black angel
John contrado

Black Angel

By John Contrado

Ann margret
John contrado

Ann Margret

By John Contrado

Elissa landi
John contrado

Elissa Landi

By John Contrado

Maureen ohara
John contrado

Maureen O'Hara

By John Contrado

Girl with the heart tattoo
John contrado

Girl with the Heart Tattoo

By John Contrado

Stripey girl
John contrado

Stripey Girl

By John Contrado

Education

  • UMass Boston, Bachelor of Arts
    Boston, MA,2009