The holiday rush has begun and I have multiple projects on my plate, but what else is new? Several weeks ago I was asked to contribute to a Day Without Art, a three day exhibit that opens in Boston on World AIDS Day. I’m making up for lost time and painting oil on a 4’x4′ wood panel. This is what I have thus far, but my plan is to work through the night and have the piece drying in front of a fan and heater for forty-eight hours. I’ll post the finished piece on Facebook. There you’ll also find more information about this annual event.
From today, November 25th until Monday, the 28th, I’m offering 25% of prints and 10% off commissions! To check out what’s available check out my Portfolio. To place an order or for more information, email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently returned from two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai and hope to have new art to show once I’ve acclimated back to reality. Love to all!
I’ve been busy researching and interviewing several comic book creators for a couple of articles I’m writing for BACK ISSUE Magazine. As a long-time fan/collector it’s a dream come true. As an artist myself, it’s been an invaluable experience listening and learning from the greats. Here are a few clues of what to expect in early 2017!
I’ve been so busy with personal projects that I never took the time to actively promote my intensive ceramic workshop for April Break. It was filled nonetheless and we didn’t have a lot of room to move. The group was terrific, dedicated, and cranked out some amazing work in a week. The entire experience was a lot of fun!
Local artist, published creator, and one of my childhood heroes, Paul Ryan, died this past weekend. The news was sudden and hit all of us who knew Paul hard. I grew up reading his Avengers, The Flash, Fantastic Four, and more. Paul lived just outside Boston and attended nearby conventions for many years. It was at conventions I was able to get know Paul and gleam bits of wisdom from this hard working professional. Paul was a sweet man, dedicated to his loving wife, Linda, with a passion for animals, in particular, horses. I will forever regret not calling or emailing Paul sooner, but I am grateful for the brief time I spent with him and the laughs we shared.
I was getting into drawing muscle men (and women last year), I think I may have conceived my next series of paintings. We’ll see what 2016 brings.
“Eve-L.Y.N.”, diptych, oil on canvas was completed with a day to spare before the close of the year.
I was interrupted by two and a half weeks of awesome art camp with some talented young artists, but in the midst I conceived the plan for one or two diptychs. The idea of Eve as a robot or puppet of God came to mind. The fact that in stories she was basically set up to fail from the start and is often the blame of what’s wrong with the ails of world — it kills me. I’ll be working on this all week and I’m excited to see how it develops. I intended to do one painting with “Eve-L.Y.N.” in her basic robot form, then another as the glamorous, “SOS Jackson”, the character I’ve been using for the last six to seven pieces. But what I may do is use a transfer overlay of SOS that can be lifted to reveal, “Eve”. What does, “L.Y.N.”, stand for? I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
I began brainstorming my seventh painting for my “Heroine” collection the other day. I started with concept sketches loosely based on work of a personal hero of mine, comic book and story board artist, Mike Vosburg. From there I began studying the early work of model and actress, Brigitte Nielsen. And finally, after reading some epic Supergirl stories by Paul Kupperberg and Carmine Infantino, I had a new galactic heroine starring in my new mixed media piece, “Bliss!” Singer/performer, Dee D. Jackson continues to leave her mark in my subconscious as I create. Oh, and believe or not, the background will be inspired by cracked pavement that caught my eye during one of my usual dog walks with my best friend, the Amazing Amazon Mutt. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!
#Bliss! is completed! I whipped through this mixed media on canvas mainly because I was uninterrupted and was able to have fun with little to no complication. I’ve already planned out my next piece(s). More on that soon.