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art battle rock by Neal Barbosa
Love it by Neal Barbosa
Zen tree doing a painting by Neal Barbosa
fire water by Neal Barbosa
Five thousand Smackers by Neal Barbosa
Tribute to bob marley by Neal Barbosa
Mark V by Neal Barbosa
Rockabilly Red by Neal Barbosa
Geoffrey Mack Guild by Neal Barbosa
Venice Italy by Neal Barbosa
Midnight meditation by Neal Barbosa
Wild crazy by Neal Barbosa
My Turtle by Neal Barbosa
Eki Shola by Neal Barbosa
Getting it by Neal Barbosa
Guitar slinger by Neal Barbosa
red crispr crooked edge by Neal Barbosa
the moon inside out by Neal Barbosa
Ballenium seven by Neal Barbosa
Circle Comb by Neal Barbosa
Planet mars by Neal Barbosa
Super Nova by Neal Barbosa
mike check one two by Neal Barbosa
Division Bell by Neal Barbosa
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About Neal Barbosa
For Neal Barbosa, live music puts him in the mood to paint, and he does it onstage while bands perform at venues throughout the Bay Area and beyond, a practice known as live painting.
Originally from Orange County, Barbosa was already a talented young artist when he moved to the North Bay at age 15 to live with his hippie uncle.
He introduced me to all kinds of music that was going on around here, Barbosa says. I really wanted to be involved in that, but I didnâ€™t play an instrument at the time, so I asked myself, What do I do? And I came up with the idea of live painting.
Barbosa isnâ€™t the first to paint live onstage, artists like Denny Dent have been painting along to live music since the 1960s, though Barbosa didnâ€™t know about Dent when he started. Evolving organically over the last 15 years, Barbosaâ€™s live painting was born out of a love for music and art, and his work synergizes both creative endeavors.
Iâ€™ve worked with so many bands that like it, because itâ€™s something new and something that gets the crowd going, Barbosa says. Iâ€™ve had musicians tell me that they can feel my energy, and vice versa, and it sparks them to do something a little more.
Barbosa originally went to gigs without a clue as to what he would paint, but heâ€™s refined the process in the last decade and a half. These days, heâ€™ll sketch out several rough ideas before the set so the crowd can watch a piece take shape in a timelier manner, usually over the course of three to five songs. Some pieces are portraits, some are abstract Barbosa says it all depends on what energy he taps into once he hears the music.
Barbosa has painted onstage with renowned artists like Les Claypool, the Wailers, the New Mastersounds, Eric Lindell and others. Heâ€™s also a regular at gigs with popular local bands like the Pulsators, T-Luke & the Tight Suits, and the Miles Schon Band, and has painted at venues like the Mystic and the Phoenix in Petaluma, the Fillmore and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and at events in Boston, New York City, Hawaii and in Europe.
http://www.livepainter.com nex live art performance