How do we empower neighborhoods to come together and solve the challenges they face? Thanks to Mel Schuit for the opportunity to talk about the power of art to transform communities. Please check out the entire article at ALL THE WONDERS of Books. As the year winds down, I’m grateful to tell the story of this community work in MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL and the chance to paint murals with incredible children and families.read more
From my studio to your casa. Wishing you Happy Holidays and Peace for our beautiful planet.read more
As the year winds down I’ve been thinking about wandering. Last month our family drove up the Northern California coastline discovering secluded beaches, taking in the remarkable power of nature. When my son Santiago found this stretch of sand, he threw off his shoes and socks, crossed an inlet of thigh deep water and started running. I eventually caught up with him when he slowed down, took a deep breath and there was this moment. With his help I connect again to that part of myself that really never changes, but sees the world with the wonder of a child.read more
A brand new year is almost here and I’m looking forward to making a fresh start with a brand new website. It’s an opportunity to share my latest works including illustrations, books and murals.
You can visit me on the web at rafaellopez.comread more
Thanks to Robin Smith for this article from the Horn Book about Maybe Something Beautiful at School Library...read more
Grateful to the New York Public Library for recognizing Maybe Something Beautiful as one of 33 picture books chosen by the New York Public Library for Best Books of 2016. You can find out about other amazing books in categories like fiction for kids, fairy tales and...read more