Saturday, March 31, 2012

Featured on

I was recently interviewed by a journalist about my thoughts on beauty. Here is the article.

Thank you to Malavika Kamaraju, Associate Editor from for the opportunity.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Acrylic Painting Classes Starting Soon!

Coming in late February 2012 Christopher Orapello will be holding regular acrylic painting classes at a local venue. 

Have you always wanted to learned how to paint, but didn't know how to get started?  This is your opportunity to learn!  Open to all skill levels we'll be creating beautiful acrylic works of art. Come home with a new painting every class!

Space is limited. Please inquire for further info!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

TGH: Issue #10

Title Goes Here Magazine Issue #10 is now available for purchase. I created the cover art titled "Death By Water" was based upon the story "High Water" by Daniel LeMoal which also appears in the issue.  C. Bryan Brown, one of the editors at Misanthrope Press loves how the eyes in the image are just weirdly... weird. 

Thanks C. Bryan Brown! I personally love how Misanthrope Press is awesomely... awesome!

Rock on!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Etched Offerings Cover

Recently the cover that I did for Misanthrope Press' new story anthology Etched Offerings: Voices From The Cauldron of Story has become available!

The cover is reflective of a story in the anthology which bears the same name as the book. The story contained an element where offerings that were made to the divine were etched on stone in the form of images or text.  The idea behind the cover embodies this idea by inscribing the "stone book" with the image of a cauldron making the book itself an etched offering.

Copies of this book are now available through Misanthrope Press.

Website Updated!

After several hours of love, the website is now updated!  I have slightly reformatted the individual pages and tightened up the overall appearance. I think the subtle alterations have done wonders for the presentation and page content. Check it out for yourself!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Polishing Up The Website...

I am currently revamping the website associated with this blog. It's similar to the current website, but it is coming a long as being slightly more polished in appearance with more artwork and a few more categories of work listed.  Being an artist in this world at times feel so restrictive and limiting.  Having the art background that I do makes me feel self-conscious about anything and everything I do as if it all has to work together. It's frustrating. I hope you find the new website as liberating as I do.  I will be including work from my past that I previously felt as if I had to abandon it as I moved forward. I am quickly coming to terms with the idea that it is all of value because it is all of me. 

Reinventing the self only results self stagnation.