"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage"
"I love people! I think people feel more anxiety writing testimonials than I did creating their artwork.. that's a lot!" Mario
Less and Wanda, Eureka/Montana
"We love the painting - it turned out wonderful and true to your gifted artistic talent and style. You captured her likeness down to her eye color and did a great job with her hair. Wanda kept looking at it and just smiled. She's never had her portrait done before. The vibrant contemporary coloration is exciting to all who view the painting and it was an interesting conversation piece at our recent dinner party. The general public as a whole does not seem that comfortable viewing and talking about art. So when an artist has a painting done of themselves in a vibrant contemporary style by another artist, it makes it fun for the viewer to talk about it with an artist. As an artist, we appreciate your style and special lyrical eye. "
Wendy, St. Albert/Alberta, Canada
"Mario, it was such a great experience meeting you, having my photos done, choosing my favorite photo and then of course the Painting. It turned out amazing!! I am so glad I did this! It was a special way to commemorate turning "40" Thank you so much for this! "
Brian, St. Louis/Missouri
"I can't express enough how much I love "Eyes for Brian" I have had more compliments about this piece,it is just a pleasure to display.THANK YOU!"
"I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Bello-Lucido-Elegante and am overwhelmed with emotion over it. I couldn’t wait for people to leave me alone this weekend so I could sit alone and absorb it and gaze at your phenomenal talent (which I finally did on Sunday afternoon and it was quite an emotional moment.) Your artistry is amazing and I can’t think of any better way of being immortalized (Mt Rushmore being filled up and all)... thank you so much. You’ve given me a gift that means more to me than I can find words to express. "
Chris, Las Vegas/Nevada
"Mario all I can say is WOW. You have done such an amazing job of capturing the moment. It was like you were the one who took the picture and there with us on that cool September morning in the mountains of Colorado. I can’t believe how you have captured my fathers face, my face and the elk. I have it setting in my office on the couch in front of me and can not stop looking at it. It brings such positive emotions to me and even a tear to my eye. Down to the detail of how the hat sits on my head and the youth in my face of 8 years ago. I never told you this but I had a brother who passed away when he was 3 years old. He would have been my older brother- I never had a chance to meet him. My parents had a portrait of him made and I see it every time I am at their house. I SWEAR I can see his face in mine as I stare at this painting."
Joanna, Brampton/Ontario, Canada
"Mario, words can't explain how you were able to take the inner me and bring it out so beautifully. I simply love it! How were you able to do this after just knowing me for a couple of days? I can't wait for the next one. Thank you so much Mario, I have never came across someone like you with your imagination & talent"
Delynn and Pat, Superior/Colorado
Mario's artistic gift is amazing. The experience of working with him was delightful, from the photo shoot all the way through to receiving the painting. We wake up every morning to his striking, extraordinary painting and it lifts my heart. We can't wait to do another project.
Jamie and Joe, Mission Viejo/California
Mario was a pleasure to work with from the moment we met him. He was very professional while taking the photos and very patient answering questions about his recommendations. We could not be any happier with his work and would highly recommend Mario to anyone! The painting is awesome!
We live on a small subdivision lake with smog, toll ways, and the rush that only comes from living in the “big city”. We are blessed in that several Blue Heron visit our lake on a regular basis (who would’ve guessed!). We commissioned the 'Blue Heron at the Lake' last summer so everyone visiting our home could also experience our Blue Heron. We couldn’t be more pleased with Mario’s custom rendition. This framed piece of art is showcased in the entryway of our new home!
Mr.Lozina created a specially designed painting for my dining room. His care and attention to the painting were remarkable. He is definitely committed to making his customers happy and creating a quality product. I love when my friends inquire about it's origin. I can tell them it's one of a kind and provide them with Mr.. Lozina's contact information so they too can have an individually created picture of their own
Over the past few years I have had the fortune to acquire several works of art by Mario. Mario is dedicated and creative. He truly enjoys what he is doing and it is reflected in his work. What I love the most about each is that I know they are unique and they are created especially for me.
Dan and Suzanne, Grapevine/Texas
Mario took my breath away when he presented my family with a piece of
work that featured one of our pets. His ability to capture the
animal's soul and portray it on canvas made it a beautiful piece of
art, not just a simple replication of a photograph. His talent and
abilities are true gift and I feel honored to have his work on display
in my home.
Mario has a unique ability to capture the emotion of a moment and
freeze it to canvas for eternity. Mario has transformed a digital photo of one
of our feline buddies into a beautiful piece of artwork that we are proud to display to all visitors to our home.
I have watched him create before, and his works come to life with such ease. No matter the media, nor the art form, the piece is always awesome. I have 2 drawings done by him, and people are always amazed by his talent.
Getting a tattoo at age 46 wasn’t an easy decision. One thing I was sure of was that I didn’t want to choose a ‘canned’ design from thousands of choices in a catalog. Mario took my ideas, expanded them and came up with artwork which amazingly captured my vision and so much more! Mario even personalized this design by incorporating my name into it! Thanks to his talent, my tattoo is truly as unique as I am. (Polynesian feel. Setting sun on the ocean that when viewed sideways reveals Lana in the waves. Lana means “a-drift” in Polynesian).
Mario only knew a couple of things about me…I was getting a tattoo for my 21st birthday and I love rock and roll! He managed to come up with a one-of-a-kind design that says it all without being too over the top. (Heart wrapped in thorns that upon closer observation, twist around to form “Rock n Roll”)
I wanted a tattoo that paid homage to my Irish heritage. Using both my mother’s and father’s surnames, Mario wove an intricate design into a Celtic cross. I am proud to bear this symbol in honor of my family.
My wife & I would like to thank you for the wonderful fantasy portraits that you did for us. Our friends & family were also impressed. The character that you did for me (Invso) I use as my avatar for everything online. I have received nothing but great compliments & it's a great ice breaker in the chat rooms that I go to. Next year we hope that we can get a family portrait done. One bit of advise for you though. You should quit your day job. You are an AMAZING artist & I am so glad that we found you before you become the superstar that your destined to become. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK!!!
After having the pleasure of seeing some of Mario's different artistic
talents, I asked him to create a template for a tattoo that I wanted to
celebrate a major weight loss. I am honored to be wearing a piece of
his artwork, and even more honored to display it!