Preserving family histories for generations to come is my passion. My family portraits are all about relationships, capturing that special moment. At Pepito MasterPiece Portraits you get to choose what ‘family’ means for you and I receive the gift of portraying your family as a work of art.


The Weinstein’s are one such family who enjoyed the Pepito MasterPiece Portrait experience which included their daughter who was 9 years old at the time.  The following year their daughter a student at the Patel Conservatory Center for the Performing Arts’ was selected to share the stage with ex-Floyd front man Roger Waters who brought the album to the St. Pete Times Forum.

Now, I realize that Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” released in 1979, is one of the biggest selling albums of all time, but that doesn’t mean much if you were born 15 or more years later, as was their daughter, however, here is a picture of their daughter as she points out and sings with her fellow classmates at the Patel Conservatory along with the famous line — “Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!” — of the Pink Floyd song Another Brick in the Wall

I believe that whatever you give out you get back that is why I strongly believe in making contributions to the community. For the past several years I have taken portraits of children who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses and referred by Pediatric Cancer Foundation and given a 10 x 10 framed shelf portrait of the child at no cost to the family.  This year with the help of many friends, I have founded ‘Pepito’s Faces of Hope’ a (501.c3) non-profit organization.

On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at Fashion Funds the Cure, hosted by Neiman Marcus and Mercedes-Benz.  This is not your average fashion show says Celebrity host Carson Kressley,  it is a celebration of incomparable strength and courage as girls battling cancer make their debut on the runway.  Guests will enjoy fine wines, delicacies from top area restaurants, and private shopping throughout the evening.

At Fashion Funds the Cure, I will have the opportunity to present each with a 20 x 20 heirloom canvas wall portrait the gift of a life-time to the girls and their family.  A Pepito Masterpiece Portrait is a work of art created with the expectation that it will be handed down from generation to generation.

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  1. Jim Morey
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Pepito, thanks so much again for the portrait of Riley you provided at Fashion Funds The Cure on Wednesday night. Images and descriptions of this masterpiece truly does not do it justice. The picture is so fraught with emotion that even tonight I cannot look at it without shedding tears.

    I hope to find more information about Pepito’s Faces Of Hope to share with Riley’s family and friends that stood by her through her ordeal. I tried to express to them some of the depth of emotion captured in this portrait. Here’s a bit of the email I shared with them earlier this evening.

    Art means many things to many different people. After having lived through this nightmare with Riley, I will tell you two things that each of the portraits have in common (as well as the images presented in the introductory video.) They have all managed to capture the inner strength of the subject, and they have simultaneously captured the unconditional love and support that the children receive and know that they can depend on whenever they need it most.

    Like our tatoos, we’ll be able to look at this portrait every day and never forget what our poor baby went through and eventually overcame. She is really an amazing child, and we are truly blessed to have her in our lives.

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