Congratulations and Happy New Year!

 My portraits have been used as heirlooms, gifts for birthdays, mementos for weddings, charity for local causes, and one-of-a-kind works of art for home and office. But this is the first time my work has ever been used as part of a marriage proposal. Congratulations Dominick and Amber! And may you all have a marvelous […]

Painting Up the Holidays!

   During this holiday season, people all over the world are celebrating many festivities, such as Hanukkah, Kwanza, Ramadan, and Christmas. Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus has been a prevalent theme in Western art history. Compositions showing this event have ranged from the most simplistic representations to extremely detailed and ornate works of […]

Dom and Amb

Dom and Amb

This Christmas present was a wonderful conglomeration of color and texture! The red in the towel and tattoo visually link together Dominick and Amber. I also added a hint of green in the background. Red and green are complimentary (opposites on the color wheel). As such, the green helps the red stand out and seem […]

My Work, My Art, My Life

There is no new sketch or reveal today, as I plug away at the current commission and fend off the holiday madness. Some people might see this as a time of frustration – scrambling about, trying to tackle the “to-do” list and casting furtive glances at the clock and dreading the inevitable holiday bills. But […]

Sneak Peek

The latest work on the drawing table! This one is going to be a wonderful play on colors and texture. Can’t wait to show the finished product and give it to my client. Christmas present? I think yes 🙂

New Business Card

The votes are in! Thanks to everyone for contributing your thoughts and insight. This was a fun project and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with you!

Sketch of Laocoon

Sketch of Laocoon

Let Laocoon be a lesson for all you gift givers this holiday season – giant man-eating serpents carrying the wrath of Greek deities are not a good idea. Laocoon (pronounced ‘lah-ock-o’-own’) was a Trojan priest of Apollo who was killed along with his two sons by sea serpents for having warned his people of the Trojan […]

New Facebook Page

New Facebook Page I decided to catch up with the 21st Century and create a Facebook page! Be sure to swing by, say hello, and press that “Like” button! The link is shown above and on my “Contact Information” page. “Facebook is the only place where it’s acceptable to talk to a wall.” Unknown

New Business Card Designs

    Card 3 Back Here are some ideas for my new business cards. Put in a vote for your favorite! In Card 1 the grey in the graphite pencils is a nice match for the grey font in my logo. Card 2 has a dramatic composition with the pencil and shavings; also the graph paper is a nice […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

“From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.” Algernon Charles Swinburn