A Fashionable Taste of New York
Presented by AYUDA for the Arts


Alvaro - Artist

Alvaro is a renowned fashion illustrator and portrait painter for celebrities. His work has appeared in top fashion magazines worldwide including the first illustrated cover of Vibe magazine. His illustrations have appeared on television, in numerous books and in the department store windows of Bendels and Elizabeth Arden and in cities all over the world including New York, Tokyo, Paris and Germany.

His glamorized images of women are reflected in his work for Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, rap stars and many other musicians.


Alvaro is currently working on his first book and his first one-man art show. You can also see his work in the model, Imam's, make-up book, The Beauty of Color, that was released last year and featured on Oprah.

This beautiful rendering of a modern  day "Carmen Miranda" was created, by the famous Latino artist Alvaro, ofNew York City.

He painted this specifically for this AYUDA for the Arts event and for that we are greatly appreciative, as we have named her "The Diva" and adopted her as the official lady of our "Fashionable Taste of New York."

Thank you, Alvaro.