Monstrinho’s “Kelp Kids” capture childlike characteristics and qualities that we all possess inside of us. In Monstrinho’s upcoming show “Monstro and the Kelp Kids,” the spirit of boundless imagination is captured in these creative paintings of diverse kids that have adventures and love the sea. The theme of revitalizing the childhood spirit is relevant to both adults and children as The Kelp Kids discover their many differences. The show opens Saturday May 11 at Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla.

Monstrinho is a San Diego artist with a creative talent for exploring a relaxed form of art style. His art is liberating in a way that he can examine the beauty behind the imperfections in his style. His Kelp Kids promote positivity, diversity, and creativity. His adorable characters are successful with kids and family, and anyone with an energetic imagination.

Michael “Monstrinho” Amorillo was born in Queens, New York, and now paints in San Diego. His talent grew at a young age being influenced by graffiti and street art around him, and his love of comics and cartoons. Each one of his characters is original and they all live in colorful worlds without any creative restrictions. The personalities of his creatures are diverse, and they come from his personal encounters and life experiences.

The show will be open and free to the public at Thumbprint Gallery at 920 Kline Street in La Jolla from May 11 to June 2. The opening reception will be held on May 11 and goes from 5pm to 10pm. Complimentary beverages will be served and all ages are welcome.



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