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Posted 06-10-2008 at 04:11 PM by ArtStream

Hi, I thought this might be a good place to tell everyone a bit about myself.

My name is Michael Depraida and I'm a full timing Airstreamer.

I've been an Airforums member about 5 years now.

I sold my home and left New York to start my full timing adventure in January 2000.
It's been a blast!

I'm also a working artist. I exhibit my paintings all over the United States and Europe.

Most of my art consists of large oil and acrylic paintings, contemporary abstract in nature.
One thing I like the most about criss-crossing America is how the changing environments reflects itself in my art work.

I have an unusual tow vehicle, which I think of as my rolling garage, it is a Ford E350, 7.3L TD 15' Box truck. In it I keep all my art canvas, paint supplies, large pantry, deep freezer, solar panels and battery bank, 225cc street legal dirt bike, tools and more stuff than I care/can remember.

I create all my paintings outside my 1995 28' Excella. All my Airstream art is created inside my Airstream.
I use a combination of digital, drawing, painting, and photography to complete my work.

The Airstream art and Tee shirts you see here just sort of happened; it's a fun distraction to my large paintings.

I'll use this blog to announce new additions to my Airstream Artwork collection.

You can view my AIRSTREAM Artwork by clickin here: Airstream Art

You can visit my contempory Painting by clickin here:
Abstract paintings

Right now I'm elbow deep in new floor coverings 4 my AS and front rotors for my TV. As soon as I'm finished with the rotors, I'll be leaving TX, for Bozeman and the International.



I hope you enjoy my art work.
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    Andy R's Avatar
    Where are you right now in Texas?

    Do you have any photos of your box truck with your Airstream behind? That sounds like a really practical setup for you.

    You should make some blog posts with your artwork as you finish the pieces! We would love to see them.
    Posted 06-10-2008 at 05:12 PM by Andy R Andy R is offline
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    kelly & Dixe's Avatar

    First timer 69 globetrotter

    wow we are also thinking about the east to west tour, But in Canada. Any advice on clubs to join for camping savings
    Posted 06-10-2008 at 05:38 PM by kelly & Dixe kelly & Dixe is offline
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    azflycaster's Avatar
    It was great meeting you in Quartzsite this year. We really enjoy your t-shirts. We'll see you again at the RMVAC next month.
    Posted 07-03-2008 at 06:19 AM by azflycaster azflycaster is offline
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    bookman's Avatar
    that is so cool!
    Posted 07-27-2008 at 02:12 AM by bookman bookman is offline
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    richard77's Avatar
    Hi Michael,
    Do you have pics of your TV solar set up online? Setting up something similar and gathering ideas. Thanks,Richard
    ps: see you at BM!
    Posted 08-03-2008 at 07:09 PM by richard77 richard77 is offline
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    Hi Michael,
    I have a feeling this will turn into a fun place to visit.
    Posted 09-09-2008 at 09:19 PM by 2wired 2wired is offline

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