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.

cbabi

cbabi

Got anotha warrior on these here streets! This yoga enthusiast is getting here law degree pursuit happening at SLU... #cupcakesandcanvases #cbabibayoc #cbabibayocpainting #idq #yogalife #yogiintraining #yogafun #yoga #yogaforhealth #meditation #meditate #yogapose #yogagram #yogaaddicted #yogaaddict #yogastudent #yogaeverydamnday
cbabi

cbabi

Gonna have quite a few originals available this Thursday-saturday on cbabi.bigcartel.com. first come first sale ONLINE only! Great prices!! You must buy from the site. Even if local, the shipping charge will be cheaper than the tax you would have to pay in Person. I am uploading art now but it is hidden. Will open them for viewing Thursday morning...
cbabi

cbabi

Sometimes it is best to paint the early stages fast. I sketch in circles and rectangles first...then slowly define one part and build from there. You will see every stage on my YouTube channel Aug 1st. I'll share the channel name soon... in the beginning I will bring a new painting every Wed. #cbabijustpaints #artlessons #speedpainting #speedpaint #acrylicpaintingtechniques #365dayswithdad #idq
cbabi

cbabi

Got a few warriors getting worked on tonite at SweetArt @sweetartstlouis at 7. Not too late for you too. Tomorrow at 7 as well. DM me if you need a 2 hr break from life tonite or tomorrow night ... Good fun! #cbabibayocpainting #cupcakesandcanvas #cupcakesandcanvases #yogalife #yogafun #yogachallenge #yogawarriorpose #warriorpose #yogagram
cbabi

cbabi

Cupcakes and Canvases with Cbabi. Fri or Sat night. Tickets now at cbabi.bigcartel.com. This subject will finish out this weekend then a new pose next weekend...TBA How will you empower your warrior on canvas. I'll walk you through... *********Added bonus*********** One person in attendance gets an opportunity to own the sample I work on... congratulations @mskred !!! This beauty is all yours... so let's see who wins Fri and Sat... #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #instayogi #yogagirl #naturallyshesdope #yogapants #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogagram #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #locs #blackgirlmagic #naturalyoga #yogamom #yogadaily #yogawear
cbabi

cbabi

Challenge yourself a lil more today than yesterday. Allow yourself to do something new...Visit cbabi.bigcartel.com to be in one of the seats this weekend for cupcakes and Canvases with Cbabi as we explore yoga poses. And it's still fun even if it you aren't into yoga "yet." Tix at cbabi.bigcartel.com "Get Grounded" acrylic on 6x12 inch canvas #sweetartsaintlouis #sweetartcafe #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #instayogi #yogagirl #naturallyshesdope #yogapants #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogagram #yogafun #journey #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #blackgirlmagic #naturalyoga #yogamom #yogadaily #yogawear
cbabi

cbabi

Today is the 18th! This design will vanish away on the 31st. Get your copy before she is gone. teespring.com/stores/Cbabi Everyone that ordered...THANK YOU!! please DM me pics of you in your shirts so I can post and about you out! If you are really digging em, send a 5 second video with fist pump in and "I DONT QUIT chant for a promotional video. #idq #cbabibayocpainting #cbabiapparel #idefineme #uprightbass #loveconquersall #ebonylove #melanin #blackwoman #knowyourworth #jazz #marraige
cbabi

cbabi

Visit cbabi.bigcartel.com to be in one of the seats this weekend for cupcakes and Canvases with Cbabi as we explore yoga poses. And it's still fun even if it you aren't into yoga "yet." "Let em hang" acrylic on 8x24 inch canvas #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #instayogi #yogagirl #naturallyshesdope #yogapants #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogagram #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #locs #blackgirlmagic #naturalyoga #yogamom #yogadaily #yogawear
cbabi

cbabi

Guys get down with Cupcakes and Canvases with Cbabi as well. Visit cbabi.bigcartel.com to be in one of the seats this weekend or to own this study. 5x5 acrylic in thick 11x14 archival mat #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #instayogi #yogagirl #naturallyshesdope #yogapants #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogagram #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #locs #blackgirlmagic #naturalyoga #yogamom #yogadaily #yogawear
cbabi

cbabi

Contender for one of the weekends in August as we explore yoga poses during Cupcakes and Canvases with Cbabi. Visit cbabi.bigcartel.com to be in one of the seats this weekend or to own this study. #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #instayogi #yogagirl #naturallyshesdope #yogapants #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogagram #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #locs #blackgirlmagic #naturalyoga #yogamom #yogadaily #yogawear
cbabi

cbabi

Next Fri and Sat classes are up and ready to book. (cbabi.bigcartel.com) Only 20 slots per day. Starting next week and all of Aug will have a different yoga pose per weekend to coincide with the teespring campaign I am collaborating with @yogabuzz on for Aug and 25% of the proceeds will go to their cause... we gotta get health happenin! What pose would you Love to create? #yogapants #yoga #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #naturallyshesdope #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #frobabies #yogaworks #yogafamily #yogamom #yogacommunity #yogafun #yogaonthebeach #yogagram #yogafit #yogafitness
cbabi

cbabi

Want to get your own warrior and help a cause? I am creating a limited series of paintings, male or female, with the outfit colors of your choice and you can add a quote that I'll put in the background. Let the painting energize the warrior within so you can have the juice to conquer your day and work for the life you deserve. As a BONUS 25% of the proceeds of this series are going to @yogabuzz. Check them out. Go to cbabi.bigcartel.com to claim one of thhese few special pieces. Have an AWESOME day!! #yogapants #yoga #yogafun #yogainspiration #yogachallenge #yogadaily #yogalifestyle #yogagram #yogamom #yogaaddict #yogafamily #yogaworks #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #naturallyshesdope #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks
cbabi

cbabi

Fee of tonight's warriors. We had a GREAT time! Who's down for next Fri and Sat? #itsjustpaint #cupcakesandcanvases #sweetart #dowhatyoulove #cbabibayocpainting #yogapants #warriorpose #yoga @yogabuzz
cbabi

cbabi

Getting tonight's sample piece done and about to cut some stencils for folks to trace their warrior with... Tune in tonight. Going live at 7pm to give you a sneak peek at the party and make some special announcements... @yogabuzz #yogapants #yoga #cbabibayocpainting #cbabijustpaints #paintparty #warriorpose #naturallyshesdope #teamnatural #naturalhair #naturalhair #naturalhairrocks #fro
cbabi

cbabi

Almost done... no bids... So I'll finish and sell it later... Combining Prince's Superbowl performance, Rock 4 the Cause symbol and one of the bayoc kids to create "Because He Rocked, I Rock!" Will offer prints on cbabi.bigcartel.com very soon... 4x4ft acrylic painting #cbabibayocpainting #rock4thecause #breastcancer #lexus #purplerain #prince #rainbowchildren @chi2events
cbabi

cbabi

So blessed to have walked this journey for 22 years now as a "professional" by the name c.b.a.b.i. My sis from Grambling, Chekesha, commissioned me to do this special piece for her. BY FAR the most emotional "thank You" phone call I EVER Got! I am humbled cause in my mind i just paint #cbabijustpaints. That keeps me humble, grounded. Thank you Chi Chi for affirming my journey! Co.ing up on 45 Aug 1st. Gonna be a GREAT year for your boy. STAY TUNED! #cbabibayocpainting #365dayswithdad #idq #familygoals #family #theblackmancan #cooldad #grandfather
cbabi

cbabi

This moment will never get old. This embodies my purpose. ALL children need to feel empowered and unconditionally loved. If my art only does THAT, then my creative cup is full. Happy Monday y'all. Big announcement for the all new exclusive paint party kicking off this weekend. Brand new name!! Brand new ERRTHANG! Only 10 people per session from now on! This next one is gonna be magical. DM to get your spot reserved. Have an AMAZING day!!! #cbabibayocpainting #cbabibayoc #blackboyjoy #blackboymagic #inspiredtoinspire #childrenmatter #familygoals #artinspiration #publicart #murals #muralart #confluence #confluenceacademy #stlouismo #citywide #urbanlife
cbabi

cbabi

Got 10 canvases prepped and sketched. Who is down to give it a go tonight? #itsjustpaint ALSO: My out-of-towners... Interested in the demos? They will start being made available at my cbabi.bigcartel.com store. LASTLY: If folks are free during the week, I am interested in expanding #cupcakesandcanvases to Tu-Sat.