meet cbabi bayoc

So ... What's a Cbabi?

Well let me tell you.

It's a Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance

So guess what? ... You can be a "CBABI" too! I don't mind!

but seriously, i'm a husband, father, and then a painter. I've been blessed with a supportive family and i am just getting started in this art thang y'all. Please come along for the ride. I feel it getting real exciting!

Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an artist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art which reflects his love of music and family. This was in fact the reason he changed his name in 1997 from Clifford Miskell to Cbabi Bayoc. He wanted a name that when said always sent him a reminder of his purpose in life.

Cbabi stands for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance and Bayoc (which he waited for his wife to discover) stands for Blessed African Youth of Creativity. Cbabi wanted to have a last name that included the attributes of the wife he was going to bear children with because the last name, he felt, should reflect both parents and not just the father.

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They always question pullin it off and then....WALLAH!! #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayocpainting #whiteblouse #locstyles #teamnaturaluk #teamnatural
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Never know how the day will go. Got a call from a young cat lookin at my art at SweetArt (@sweetartstlouis). Said I'll meet you at the shop. He asked the price of 3 paintings. Told him. He said "I'll take all 3." AMEN!! One was tonight's subject for Cupcakes and Canvases, so I had to quickly recreate this demo piece. Check ✔ #cupcakesandcanvases #whiteblouse #cbabibayocpainting #acrylicpainting #trusttheprocess #godwillprovide
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Copy and Paste this link to own this one-of-a-kind "Makin Lovely Music" or one of the 30 lim. ed prints: http://cbabibayocoriginals.bigcartel.com/product/making-lovely-music
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Visit Cbabibayocoriginals.bigcartel.com for available paintings like "With Love" & "White Blouse" 10x30 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
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Me and the awesome art teacher from MICDS that had her children create art based on my allstars series, Mrs. Sarah Garner @garner_sarah, are partnering on a memoir/art book to market to art teachers and parents. We are gonna highlight questions from students/children for the text. We would love for your child (mom or dad) or one of your students (favorite teachers of mine😁) to ask me a question about my career and we'll see which questions work best. We'll possibly be giving first name and age shoutouts to those whom the questions were chosen. So please send the questions here with first name and age and let's see what we can come up with. Thanks!
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Father's Day may have passed but there are 364 other days to celebrate the #365DAD. in your life. DM me for details... #daddysgirl #365dayswithdad #cooldad #dadlife #dadsdontbabysit #commitment #cbabibayocpainting #sundaybest #dadanddaughter
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Happy Father's day y'all!!!!
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Brought boys and their friend to Brickworld for Father's day getaway. Cool stuff
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I plan to sleep like this baby after this portrait marathon...6x8in acrylic on canvas #baby #sleeplikeababy #365dayswithdad #365dad #cbabibayocpainting #smallpainting #acrylicpainting
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Charles "Babatu" Murphy: A man whom you can spend hours upon hours simply being and learning. We love the way he says, "to be continued". There is no beginning and there is no ending. This beautiful circle of life and love, full of discussion and understanding, and give and take. He truly wants freedom and justice for all and cause you to think and big on listening!! A father to many!! We love you Daddy from Niambi and Saidia #365dad #365dayswithdad #commitment #fathertomany #dadsmatter #cooldad #fatherhoodrocks #fatherhood #cbabibayocpainting #cycleoflife #knowyourworth #patience #wisdom #wiseman #dadsdontbabysit
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TANK AND THE BANGAS!!!!!!!!!
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"I wanted to pay tribute to my wonderful husband, Jared, especially since we just became parents last August to a little force of nature named Ziko! Jared and I met in Saint Louis in May of 2009 and were engaged within the week. He has been my pillar of strength and sanity as we've travelled the world, living in the States, England, Malawi in sub-Saharan Africa, and now Canada. Just when you think you can't love anyone more than you love them already, you see them become a father and it adds a whole other phenomenal and fantastic facet to their personality. Jared is truly an ideal husband and now an archetypal power-dad and the sight of him and little Ziko at the end of a long work day never ceases to remind me of how beautiful life is-- I am so grateful and blessed to have these two men in my life!" #365dayswithdad #365dad #guitar #luthier #traveller #cbabi #cbabibayocpainting #dadsdontbabysit #dadsmatter #fatherhoodrocks #cooldad #commitment #dedication #proudwife
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I saw this face and knew immediately I wanted to capture that sweet face. Posting this lil one's dad here shortly... #365dayswithdad #365dad #guitar #luthier #traveller #cbabi #cbabibayocpainting #dadsdontbabysit #dadsmatter #fatherhoodrocks #cooldad #commitment #dedication #proudwife
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We loved our painting so much that I have decided we needed an updated one! I am so happy to say that I really do have a good man and he is a wonderful father to our son. He recently finished his Master's in Public Administration and will be starting a new job on 1/23/17. Things are really starting to go his way and I just want to remind him of how much his hard work and dedication means to our family. Two of the photos are family picture day we had at Forest Park in 2015, one is when our son first started wearing glasses (after giving his dad a hard time about wearing glasses!), and the last picture is his graduation day. That day makes me so proud. How many kids can say they went say their dad graduate from college? TWICE! --Patrice #365dad #365dayswithdad #collegegraduate #cooldad #dadsmatter #dedication #mastersrecipient #encore #fathersday #cbabibayocpainting #cbabi #watchgame #watches #glasses #specs
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Nemiah was know as a “Gentle Giant." He worked as a chef and rose to be become a shop steward,then the business agent for Local 906 AFL-CIO, and in the mid 70’s became the 1st Black President for that local.  He was also active with the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute. A great family man who opened up our home to many from our island of Antigua, looking for a better way of life. Helping them get jobs or schooling to live out their dreams. He loved entertaining and would be the life of the party. When he would dance, and go down to the floor, all his friends would shout. “Watch your waist, Soanes!” He made sure every need of our family was taken care of.  If I needed something, He got it.  He brought my 1st pair of diamond earrings. He showed me how a man was suppose to treat me, by the example of his love for my mother, Gweneth and their 49 yrs of marriage. He spoiled the heck out of his Grandchildren as they loved on their “Gramps” I Love you and thank you Dad for being such a awesome role model to emulate - Gail #cooldad #dadsdontbabysit #365dayswithdad #365dad #dadsmatter #blackfathers #theblackmancan #grandad #fathersday #fatherhoodrocks