Monday, July 11, 2011


My work will be on display along side Amanda Stewart from July 8th until August 8th @ COMMUNITY Boards & Bikes located between Bainbridge and Fitzwater on 4th Street. Get your bike a tune up and check out the work.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mixed Up

June 30th I will be displaying my artwork in a group exhibition at Little Bar Jazz Club. Its gonna be a great night filled with good music, great people, and awesome work. Come out and enjoy!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

"Daylight Savings"

 Lately, I have been staying up until the sun rises and sleeping in til noon.  My guilty pleasure. But for some reason all my best ideas happen between the hours of 3 and 5 am. As a result, day light savings hit me extra hard this year especially during morning engagements. In response, I produced this piece. An early commuter walks forward into the oppressing morning light. A starry sky at his heals making up his shadow reminding the viewer that the night isn't long forgotten.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Party Animal

"Party Animal"

Acrylic, Water color. I added a few more monkeys to fill out the composition. I played up the contrast between the two scenes to further push the separation of environment. I really enjoy the balance of warm and cool colors. 

Finish (top) and Sketch for a self promotional piece. I have been toying with repetition and graphic shapes as a model to build compositions. I have been doing a lot of sketches via photoshop. I love how quickly you can put together ideas and mess with sizing and placement. 

Friday, March 18, 2011



Acrylic, Water Color. This piece is based on the short story "Cockroaches" by Bruno Schulz. It describes a young boy who has vivid imaginations about the whereabouts of his missing father. The story focuses on the father's stuffed vulture and a vase of rebellious peacock feathers as the last symbols of his existence. Above is a stained glass adaptation of the piece.

Monday, February 14, 2011



I decided to go with the symmetrical composition because it best described the Coyote as an iconic figure. I also took out the small coyote in the moon from the original sketch. It wasn't readable on a small scale and let the top breathe a little bit once the type was added.  

Three Sketches for an imaginary tea company called "Coyotea". I have been messing around with "word play" as a clever way to build ideas.

Monday, February 7, 2011


"Leech Heads"

Acrylic, Water Color, and Tempera. This piece was inspired by an article in Psychology Today that discussed peoples personalities in conjunction with their food habits. It discusses the fear of certain physical sensations while eating and the urge among many to constantly seek out adventurous fare.  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

She & Him

"Eternal Spring Time"

For the final Piece I used Acrylic, watercolor, charcoal pencil, and collage. I pushed the composition a little further by extending the quilt toward the viewer, bringing you further in. I then added a large butterfly at the bottom to further enhance the circular eye movement I was going for.

This piece was incredibly tedious. In order to get the collage to look natural, I had to be absolutely precise along the edges where it bordered the painted areas. I had a little bit of wiggle room in the shadows. In the knife, I actually used tin foil. I was a little worried about the reproduction but I think it works. All in all I think the final painting took me around twenty four hours to produce. 

Digital Color Comp.
I did a color study in photoshop using a lot of muted tones with more saturated areas in the oranges and the butterflies. I also applied some digital patterns to push it even further. 

Tonal Study. Pencil Sketch.
I decided to go with the picnic idea because I thought it best supported the band's style and their desire to make music for an "eternal spring time". I used the hanging fruit, butterflies, and the arch of the tree to keep your eye moving but always land back on Zooey Deschanel. Even when your eyes land on M. Ward, his gaze leads you back to the singer. 

Three quick sketch ideas for an article on the indie rock band She & Him 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Throw Back

This past summer, I took a trip on horseback through the Nevada desert with my brother. Both of us grew up dreaming of the old west and idolizing actors like Clint Eastwood. To commemorate the experience, I developed this image of a cowboy as a gift for my brother. It gave me the opportunity to work in pen and ink; A medium that I seldom use but always enjoy.