Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!!!

Here's the card my wife Crystal and I put together this year. Since we normally dress like elves the entire month of December, we thought it would be fitting to showcase our "Yuletide" fashion on our card. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Sound Of Light

A while back I was asked to create a few paintings for the amazing composer Michael Giacchino who did the music for LOST. The concept was to paint the connection that lived between the music and the show. Being not only a HUGE fan of the show, but also a BIG admirer of Giacchino's work the request was a dream job. As the concept developed, I really wanted to showcase the "moment from the show" as if it were a play, with the orchestra filling out the edges of the scene and fading away into black. The music is such an important part of the show, that I wanted the orchestra to feel as though they are part of the cast and set, playing in the scene with the characters from the show. For style I kept the characters in silhouette to create a "likeness" of who was there in the scene, but with the idea to focus more on the "moment from the show" rather then illustrated caricatures of the cast. I kept the color pallet simple, kept the lighting bold and took inspiration from Mary Blair's island paintings from Peter Pan.

The Sound of Light
29" x 12"
Acrylic & Paper Collage

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wedding Aniversary Gift

Here is a painting I recently did as a Wedding Anniversary Gift for a couple who met in London.

8" x 10"
Acrylic / Paper Collage

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TODAY...Live Demo and Q & A!

Motivarti has asked me to be a apart of their on going "An Afternoon With" artist Lecture and Demo series. Join us as I'll be discussing my career in the animation industry, my personal projects and children’s books. I'll also be discussing approach to character design and visual storytelling.

The event will take place at Gallery Nucleus on Sunday the 16th of October at 1pm and will run till 4:30 - 5pm. To Pre-Purchase your tickets to this event at a discounted rate click HERE . Tickets will also be available at the door at full price.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this type Motivarti event or would like more info on the event you can visit the event page HERE

The four-hour event includes:

- a one-hour lecture with Q&A on my career, my thoughts on creating art, and my approach to storytelling

- a two-hour collage demo, in which I'll be creating an original fine art piece

- a raffle of the original artwork created during my demo

-an opportunity to purchase a limited-edition, numbered and signed print, which I've created exclusively for Motivarti for this event

- an artist meet-and-greet, with print signing

So there's the run down on the whole event. Come out if you can, it's gonna be a lot of fun.

**The Piece shown above will be available as a limited edition print for this event. The print will be signed and numbered.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Forstbite Blues

Here is a limited edition print that's going out with the Frostbite toys.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Online Workshop with CGMW

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to mention that I recently recorded an online demo / workshop for the website CGMW. The workshops runs just over two hours and in it, I go through my process of how I go about designing characters for animation. From start to finish I show my process, from starting with doodles and character concept sketches to final paint. If you wanna check it out, or dig up more information on this workshop, you can visit the site HERE and check it out.

I should also add that there are other really cool workshops and online classes taught through CGMW, so if you have a minute, take a look HERE to see what elese they have on their site.

As for me posting more artwork here on this blog, I'm officially back from vacation now, so I'll get to posting stuff ASAP.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LOCALS : New Artwork

Hey Everyone,

The last few of my pieces for my solo exhibition LOCALS at Gallery Nucleus are now online. If you wanna have a look, you can find them HERE .

Pieces seen above are Local Neighborhood Watch & Local Upper

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Print - Sasquatch Summer

Hey Everyone, just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to my show this past weekend, and to everyone who checked it out online. The show was a blast and it was great getting to meet all of you who turned up. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can check it out HERE On Gallery Nucleus's Website.

"Sasquatch Summer" is a new print of mine that debuted at the show, and now you can find it HERE , it's also avaliable online and in the store at Gallery Nuclues.

I'll also be debuting a few more pieces from my LOCALS exhibition. These were peieces that were not finished in time for the show, but are making their way to the gallery this Monday, so if you are interested, contact Nucleus, and you can see these pieces before they go online.

And lastly, My new limited edition toy "Frostbite" will be making his way here to the blog and my online store on Monday, so there will be more information on him then, so stay tuned.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gallery Show Opening - Tonite!

Hey Everyone, Just wanted to put out a final word on the opening of my solo exhibition : LOCALS. The opening is tonite from 7pm to 11pm. Included in the show is all new artwork, plus I'm debuting my brand new limited edition toy : Frostbite. I'll post pics of him here tomorrow, but if you wanna see him tonite, come on out to Gallery Nucleus, he'll be waiting.

Local Poet and his One Man Band
12" x 8"
Mixed Media on Wood

For sale now at Gallery Nucleus

Friday, June 03, 2011

Gallery Show Update

Hey Everyone, sorry for the slow posting season, been sooooo busy it's been crazy, but there is a lot coming up so I'll kick off the first of many posts with some info on my up coming art show.

Gallery Nucleus has put together a "Catch A Critter" contest in support of my up coming Solo Art Show : LOCALS. Basically the cards you see above have been specially created for this contest. Each card has a number on the back, and on specific dates next week leading up to my show, Gallery Nucleus will announce 10 winning numbers on the Nucleus Blog, Facebook, and Twitter promptly at NOON (PST). If one of the winning numbers matches your Critter #, contact Gallery Nucleus immediately: 626-458-7477. The first person to call us will be awarded the prize of that given day. The prizes include some of my prints and other things too. You can get these cards directly from Gallery Nucleus, you can also find them at select places throughout Los Angeles such as Golden Apple on Melrose, Meltdown Comics, and the Secret Headquarters while supplies last.

For all the details and prize selection dates for the "Catch a Critter Contest" check out the Gallery Nucleus Blog Post HERE


For more info on my upcoming show LOCALS, check out the Exhibition Page HERE

Stay tuned as next week as I'll be posting more info and details about the show right here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monster Parade Print Set

A while back I was asked to be apart of a special edition print set, honoring and including the ever amazing Ed Emberley. As I've posted here before, Ed Emberely is one of my biggest artistic inspirations of all time and once again he kicked ass! His contribution to the print set is both charming and spectacular! The driving force behind the whole set was the awesome David Huyck and this special edition set can be purchased over at the one and only Cloudy Collection . The cast of contributing artists is top notch, so check out the set if you have any intrests in spooky monster parades!

Above is my conribution to the collection.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Working, Working, Working

I'm currently working on two really fun paintings right now that I'll show here in a week or two, but for now, I'll brush the dust off this blog a little and give a sneak peek of something else I'm working on that's coming down the pipeline. More to come.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Concert Poster - Guster

Here is a concert poster I recently did for the band "Guster."