About Me

Born and raised in Pico Rivera, in southeastern Los Angeles County, Manuel Acevedo began drawing portraits when he was just 13 years old. Talented even then, Manuel truly began to come in to his own artistically, after graduating from high school, and discovering the West Hollywood gay scene. Relishing the openness the WEHO community simultaneously helped him come to grips with his own sexuality and begin to translate to a freer, more evocative and sensual expression of his art.