Friday, January 31, 2014

Weird Dream sketch...

I found this old sketch from about 6 years ago... I'll let it speak for itself.

Friday, January 3, 2014


This is an piece I finished a few months ago. I'm in big trouble for not posting for a long... long time.

Time for a change!

Gearonimo! is an acrylic piece completed for a "Steampunk and Robots!" exhibition in Kenosha, Wi.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crane on the Moon

A little happy crane dancing on the moon on a silvery night.... I'm not one for water color, but I love to give it a go. Practice makes perfect right?

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Just a snippet of "Splash!", the painting has two ducks joyously splashing. I painted this quite some time ago for my parents in Ohio to give them a more 'up lifting' painting. This piece has been on my mind and I've realized recently I don't have a full image of the painting. Tsk tsk. I've always loved ducks and I had to create a lighthearted fun image. What better bird to choose than a duck!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Illustrations of chivalry

I was asked to create a few illustrations for a family friend of mine that portray chivalry for his 'theology of the body' presentation. There is a complete slide show of what he would show for this presentation in order to get it approved to be able to teach it. These are just two of four.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell. Two shows, one upstairs and one downstairs. You can guess which is where. I'm very happy that I was able to complete these with little stress. I first started with Hell. Of course, I found it unfit and sanded it down and started over. The colors I chose got mucky and I started getting nightmares about it so I hid it in the corner.

With the theme of Heaven and Hell, I decided to stay close to my "bird theme". I think it flowed well and illustrated both well. Heaven was easy, as the holy spirit can be illustrated by a dove. Hell was difficult to present such a concept of a bird into such a dark place. I decided I would let the place destruct and pull in something beautiful.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Halloween, I showed some work in Kenosha, Wisconsin at ArtWorks in their annual "Monster" art exhibit. As always, the show closing was extremely fun;

wild and creative costumes, delicious oversized cake (one year it was a life size mummy), caricature drawings, and amazing art to see. I again attempted to make myself into a bird. Not just any bird, but a phoenix (see blurry picture).

My monsters this year were not spilled ink. I haven't done much with the spilled ink lately but have been focusing on creating colorful illustrations. I really want to work with water colors and gouache lately so I worked my monsters with these mediums as well as water color pencils. I love working with water color pencils, it gives an unexpected dimension to the illustrations. I find comfort in success with the unexpected.

This guy is definitely broken hearted. Left in the dust with only the shadows of foot prints from his last significant other. I recently was left behind and broken hearted. However, creating this brought humor to the situation and I saw a glimmer of hope in the future.

The green goblin is a curious glittery critter. Again this too was created with gouache and water color pencil, a mixed media piece you could say. I always have fun creating monsters, and I love that this show is an annual opportunity for me to continue creating little monsters.