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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Bed Rest Series. "Untitled:Blind Spot" acryliic on 8x10 canvas. GOOD day right here! Wanted to start Tuesday with a brotha. LOL. almost done too. (hint: local celeb and amazing dad and brotha!) #cbabigiclees #cbabibayocpainting #cbabiapparel #aunatural #protectivestyles #curlyhair #curly #fro #teamnatural #teamnaturalhair #teamnaturaluk #100dayswithet #domination #inspiredtoinspire #afropunk
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cbabi

Bed Rest Series. "Merch" acrylic on 8x10 canvas... Hats coming soon! Waiting on Demo. Chance fed his fam on merch while giving music away. Allow folks to buy into you as well as your work. #cbabigiclees #cbabiapparel #cbabibayocpainting #merch #chancetherapper #coloringbook #blackandwhite #blackandwhiteonly #blackandwhitepics #blackandwhitelove #blackandwhitemood #chicago #chicagogram #inspiredtoinspire #domination #practice #practicemakesperfect
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cbabi

Bed Rest Series. "Lupita" acrylic on 9x12 gallery-wrapped canvas @lupitanyongo I didn't plan on going famous, but a pic of you mighta popped up somewhere and demanded my attention. Then as I Googled options and saw that hair... DONE! @dopeonarrivalnyc had some stuff that kicked this off. Just going with the flow. I just jumped in. Already got a Brotha done for next post, about to start anotha sista. paintin, sleepin, readin, drinkin, druggin... PRAYIN!! she is already on site for sale as original or prints (link above IG/ cbabi.bigcartel.com) #cbabigiclees #cbabibayocpainting #lupitanyongo #africansuperheroes #naturalhairart #naturallyshesdope #teamnatural #teamnaturaluk #quality #qualityoverquantity #inspiredtoinspire #100dayswithet #lionvsgazelle #domination #acrylicpainting #acrylicpaintingtechniques #mevsme #attackyourgoals #trust #afropunk #ironsharpensiron #blessed
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Bed Rest Series. "VooDoo Child" acrylic on 8x10 canvas Sherri Shepherd @sherrieshepherd recently came to SweetArt and loved the whole vibe. Loved a brotha's art. Didn't have that much to show for sale. This is about being ready! Everything I am posting is already on my site (cbabi.bigcartel.com) to ship and print options to purchase. All giclees will increase in price Nov 1st by $25-50. Very short runs to sell out. I paint alot and have an insane inventory to pull from. You are in on the beginning. Seeking a publicist to crack this baby open. Please don't sleep. Soon things will go quickly. Thanks for all the love. Painting with my foot in the air. #cbabigiclees #cbabipainting #jimihendrix #rock #blackmen #blackmenrock #woodstock #naturalhairart #afropunk #acrylicpainting #100dayswithet #acrylicpaintingtechniques
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cbabi

Bed Rest Series. LOL. "Untitled:Collars Popped" 9x12 acrylic on canvas. What a series... original and preorder prints available in link above (cbabi.bigcartel.com) In between naps y'all! #cbabigiclees #cbabibayocpainting #blackandwhite #blackgirlsrock #blackwomen #fro #afropunk #blowouts #naturalhairart #naturallyshesdope #teamnaturalhair #teamnaturaluk #teamnatural #acrylicpainting #acrylic #acrylicpaintingtechniques
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cbabi

"Untitled:Blonde Locs" acrylic in 9x12 canvas. I have loaded originals and lim ed giclees on the site (link in bio) and am not done. Got some FIYAH on the stove. post some later. Preorder prices between now and Nov 1st. short runs. If you see something and need to break up a price to get one, DM me. #cbabibayocpainting #cbabigiclees #acrylicpainting #locstyles #acrylicpaintingtechniques #locstylesforwomen #locs #teamnaturaluk #teamnatural #brows #prettyeyes
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cbabi

Bed Rest... LOL "untitled: BLACK" 6x6in. acrylic... Get this model's shirt from @dopeonarrivalnyc. Got a very special post in the morning! Black n white limited edition giclees. not on cbabi.bigcartel.com yet!... the beginning of a new era. No more giving away paintings cheap. larger images in ed. of 25. This little lady and a few others finishing up tonight in ed. of 50 will be printed on the first of Nov. All prices now are prepub and will increase on the 1st. I am napping and praying and restructuring and getting my documentary game on lock: "Feeling Rich" right now. BE SAFE!!! #cbabigiclees #cbabibayocpainting #fro #naturalhairart #naturals #sheisdope #sheisbeautiful #acrylicpainting #acrylicpaintingtechniques #badwithabrush #godstool #hoopearrings #blowout #blackandwhite #blackgirlmagic #blackgirls #blackgirlsrock
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Going home today!! Can't be on foot for weeks or screwed. Now at high risk if I don't follow docs orders. Dr. Carlonda Triplett Williams blessed me with this sweet card and visit. Got new appreciation for nurses. I had GREAT ones!! Thanks ALL! next chapter ahead. stay tuned.... #feelingblessed #therearegoodpeople #nurses #nursesrock
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24 hrs layer and Only 1 spot left (Maybe) go to @sweetartstlouis
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cbabi

swelling (pain cushion) dropping! (Ouch!!! LOL) doc said can't be on feet for min. OH BOY! gotta run smarter. goin in right direction though. thanks for prayers and good vibes. great DR (GOD) great doctors and nurses. GREAT nurse! (@sweetartstlouis) and visits from friends. I will do more visiting when i see folks in. good life lesson: "if your friend is in, give em 10!" Have a great one y'all!!
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still here y'all. thanks for all the questions. so much blood drawn. lol. shots in stomach everyday for clots! lol still uncomfortable to walk. found a baby clot but upt the stomach ahot. got a lil more bite yo it. lol. but i sleep and wake. God's grace felt all day. Lovely wife has been through alot. Kenny blessed a bro. Mike of @st.artfestival has been an angel. Friends calling and texting. Thanks ERRBODY!!!!
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@apexer was getting ready for day 2 of @st.artfestival . still such a great fresh memory. day before this episode began. never know what surprise life/God has planned. How you react is everything... #backtosleep
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my wife is an AMAZING woman! brought life to the room #reinebayoc #stlouisveganchef #wifeno1
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Still a patient. gotta stay for another day and night. this bug is a fighter. NO complaints. some of our babies live in the hospital. this is easy. PLEASE (guys especially) if sokmething funky is happenin with your body, get checked. i underestimated my sore leg... #cellulitis #gethealthy #gratefulheart #gratitude
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when folks love you and are worried about your leg lookin crazy, you get yelled at with love to go to the E.R. thanks @sweetartstlouis and mike of @st.artfestival . glad i came. NO PAINTING TONITE!! #bettersafethansorry #unconditionallove
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Lil delay on the kickstarter. can't keep eyes open with the pain meds. got bit or something Monday. Will attempt to finish campaign in the morning before i dope up. Grateful it was after @st.artfestival (seriously) Looking at it as a hint to get more rest cause it is about to pop off. #gratefulheart #GRATITUDE
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at whole fds brentwood replicating the 2 pieces for posters nd t shirts. launching kickstarter wed. $20 18x24 posters and $20 black t shirts. please support!! spread love and hope #loveandhope #blackboymagic #blackgirlmagic #parenting #braidstyles #naturalhairart #teamnaturalhair #teamnatural #teamnaturaluk #cbabibayocpainting #love
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AND then this happened... Told the passionate and man-of-his-word, Mike of @st.artfestival that i am dying to get on walls and be a legit street artist... and he pointed to a friend at a reception. She fumbled through her phone and tried to describe the scale to me. then showed me this and said the opposite side of this building in Lexington, Kentucky (which is becoming a mural tour destination in the states) is mine if I want it. and inside i said "Holy $ #!T!!" but to her said "SOOOOO READY!!" Lol #cbabibayocpainting #murals #mural #streetarts #streetartstlouis #startfestival2017 #dreambigger #liveyourbestlife #liveyourdreams #inspiredtoinspire
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Done and SUPER PLEASED! A magical weekend. I NEED a warehouse! Gotta go BIG!! @st.artfestival treated us like royalty. Mike Tompkins and his roster of amazing sponsors and volunteers from the wellness community from around the country and Europe showed out and brought something magical to those that came out to experience this weekend. Hats off sir! #wellness #cbabibayocpainting #streetart #murals #finearts @apexer @kidlew @fnnch @eyez @eugeniaalexand @geckotms @basilkincaid @yeyoarts @venusprime
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COME OUT & share L.O.V.E.!!! #love #cbabibayocpainting #streetartfestival
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