Guy Fieri (left) and his portrait with artists Tony and Al Travasso

Reasoning that art is not the exclusive province of museums and galleries, we asked the public to share homemade artwork with us, and people are doing just that.

Today’s featured painting is a portrait of Santa Rosa-based restaurateur and national TV show host Guy Fieri, created by Al Travasso and his five-year-old son, Tony.

“We rummaged through dumpsters at his restaurants for labels of bottles and bottle caps, over 150, then painted his picture over it,” Al wrote. “His hair is made of toothpicks and old corn dog sticks (Tony’s  favorite.)”

The Travassos gave the finished painting to Fieri last March, but Al preserved the moment in the photograph shown above.

Let’s keep this going. Please email me jpgs of your favorite homemade art at, and I will post more of them in the ARTS blog.