As a toddler, Mario was already learning how to paint from his father.  Guillermo Acevedo had a bustling arts studio in Lima, and he brought Mario to work with him daily, teaching him perspective, shading, how to mix colors, and eventually how to operate a successful business.  Mario’s canvas and panel works include portraits, socio-political/historical commentary, eco-healing art, and cosmic surrealism.  He was most recently featured at the Oceanside Museum of Art “100 Artists, 100 Years” exhibit, and continues to paint, curate, collaborate, and teach.