Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Suarez Art

About Suarez Art

Based out of: St. Petersburg
A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and founder of “Art in the Park” in Bradenton, FL, John Suarez is a contemporary artist known for his signature portraiture work and graphic style. Using the moniker Suarezart, John works in various mediums including painting, sculpting, digital illustration and drawings.
At 2501 Central Avenue, on the NorthWest corner of Central Avenue and 25th Street, a swirling orange, gold and bright blue image of a woman’s head in profile, faces East.

Richly-colored clouds of royal blue hair, sparked with waves of fiery orange, gold and white, dominate the mural, on a small wall that’s part of a restaurant. The mural is 21 feet wide and 13 feet high, crowding up against a wide square window on the left.

Her sculptured face is like a lovely, idealized cartoon, in profile, looking down and toward the right. Glowing orange skin that’s highlighted with gold, moist lips poised to speak, or kiss. Deep eyes outlined in blue, with a bold blue eyebrow raised, questioning, or inviting.

John Suarez - Mural

It’s a quiet, graceful mural, on this busy corner of Central Avenue.

Her wild blue, orange and gold hair blends into abstract, white-hot sunrise colors above the window to her left. Angled orange bands continue along the top edge of the restaurant’s porch.

Her swirling hair rolls onto a low white wooden fence to the left of the mural, making a background for the words “SuarezArt, SHINE 17” in white. Her hair sprawls across the orange and teal bands along the top of the fence, as it wraps around the outdoor seating area. The colors of the mural harmonize with the benches and tables, orange, red and teal, and with the restaurant’s orange doors and the teal rain curtains tucked up around the porch.

A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and founder of Bradenton’s “Art in the Park,” John Suarez describes himself as an Illustrator with a focus on Digital Inking and Concept Design. He often paints portraits of women with long swirling hair.

Under the brand, Suarezart, John works in many mediums including painting, sculpting, drawing and digital illustration. John Suarez won the 2017 open call for Bay area mural artists to become part of the SHINE Festival.

Title: Shining Queen

Address: 2501 Central Ave

Notes: As of 2020, this mural is no longer visible.

Installation Date: 2017

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Ben Johnston2022


Marina Capdevila2022


Reginald O'Neal 2022

Van Der Luc2022

Jeff Williams2022

Dream Weaver2022

Sydney Prusso2022

Ashley Cantero2022

Egypt Hagan2022



Nneka Jones2022

Amy Ilic-Volpe2022

Jason Harvin2022

Vitale Bros2022

Chad Mize2022

The Happy Mural Project2022

Greg Mike2021

Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021


Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

Aurailieus Artist2021


Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021


Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020


Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020


Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019


Taylor White2019


Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019


Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018


Melanie Posner2018


J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018


Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018


Justin Wagher2018


Matthew Hoffman2018


Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017


Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017


Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016


Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016





Dasic Fernandez2016


Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015



Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015


Carrie Jadus2015


Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015


Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015

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