Portrait Artist


Portrait Artist

SPI Introduces Pepito! 

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About the Artist…

Pepito is an award-winning portrait artist, who is world renowned for his burnished Sepia Portraits.  His name is listed in the “Who’s Who in Professional Photographic Imaging.”  Pepito was named 2004 and 2006 Photographer of the year by the Professional Photographers of America.  In March 2005, by special invitation of  the South Korean Government, his work was selected as part of an exhibition on Tour at the Imaging Asia  Convention hosted by the Professional Photographers of Korea .  In addition, he was also awarded the prestigious Fuji Masterpiece Award.


PPA Master Photographer

PPA Photographic Craftsman.

Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence

Florida Service Award

Florida Education Degree


Pepito is a sought after speaker, having presented his program “Enhancing the Art of Wall Portraiture” throughout the Southeastern United States.

Pepito presents 3 and 5 day hands on workshops in his Tampa Florida studio. His program is all about emerging yourself in a new way of thinking about cutting edge business, sales and marketing techniques in the art of wall portraiture. There is a lot of money to be made in the wall portrait home décor business.

He was successfully involved in commercial photography for many years before making the decision to specialize in the art of portraiture.  His decision wasn’t a simple one.  He studied under numerous portrait photographers in the U.S. and abroad. perfecting his photographic skills and attending various workshops and private sessions with the masters.

During the 1980’s Pepito served as station photographer for Public Broadcasting (PBS) affiliate WEDU in Tampa.  Through this relationship he has photographed some of the greatest entertainers of our time, including Luciano Pavarotti, Tony Bennett, Steve Allen, Duke Ellington, Robert Urich, Amy Grant, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, and many others.


Professional Affiliations:


Professional Photographers of America

Southeast Professional Photographers Association

Florida Professional Photographers Association

Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (Vice President ‘05)

Tampa Realistic Arts, Inc;


Community Support:


Pediatric Cancer Foundation – Metropolitan Ministries – Florida Orchestra –

Tampa and Pasco Heart Gallery – Tampa Museum of Art/Pavilion

MacDonald Training Center – Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Children’s Dream Fund – Boys & Girls Club  Abilities Foundation & more…