I was recently invited to participate in the annual Art Auction at the Crocker Art Museum….and am happy to say that the piece of mine that made the cut (Loosey Goosey) ended up selling! Loosey Goosey is a bit of tongue in cheek commentary about gun control- a hot topic politically these days. The donkey theme dovetailed well with the donkey piece (Crowd Control) that the Crocker has in their permanent collection. As this is the second year in a row that I have had work sell in Art Auction,... Read The Rest →
I recently got word that two of the illustrations I created for the New York Times Magazine last year made it into American Illustration’s Illustration Annual. Jurors were art directors from the New Yorker and the New York Times, among others. Given that I live in the sticks, this kind of exposure is really helpful.
If you happen to be in Houston, please drop by Koelsch Haus at 801 Richmond Dr. to see my solo show, which opened October 12th. Koelsch Haus has 15 pieces on display- a mix of new work and the New York Times Magazine pieces (enlarged from their original size and framed). It was quite an effort to get everything to come together…as the NYT pieces were a last minute addition. Overall, I think the mix of themes/styles works well together- the lighter, whimsical, new work balances the darker, more contemplative NYT pieces.... Read The Rest →
For those of you who were not able to get the New York Times last weekend, here are my illustrations that were part of the Colson Whitehead Underground Railroad project with the New York Times Magazine. Also, here is a link to a nice writeup on the project by Eye Magazine (http://www.eyemagazine.com/blog/post/Broadsheet-fiction).
So I just finished a project for the New York Times Magazine. It was short, very intense and super fun. I collaborated with Gail Bichler, the magazine’s Design Director to produce a stand-alone section of the paper, cover and all. The stand-alone broadsheet, as it’s called, is the first of its kind produced by the magazine. I contributed six pieces altogether, illustrations that edge on fine art because of their simple and elegant compositions (thanks to Gail’s sharp eye). I can’t elaborate on the content….only can say that it relates... Read The Rest →
A couple of recent sales at the J. Willott Gallery and the Crocker Art Museum (to Teri Niello for 30% above asking price at the Art Auction!) and an award from Communication Arts for getting into its Illustration Annual.
Another feather in my cap re: the Grim Repercussions CD Cover that features my work has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards in the UK. Jurors included Francoise Mouly of the New Yorker. This is the second year in a row that my work has made the shortlist with them. My illustration (painting originally) has now made it into Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the World Illustration Awards, along with also making it on the label of a beer bottle with Collective Arts Brewing in Toronto. Quite a run... Read The Rest →
I just learned that one of my illustrations (i.e. paintings) made it into annuals for both American Illustration and Communication Arts. These are considered to be the top two illustration competitions in the US. This is the third time that my work has made it into each of them. The judges from the American Illustration competition were Art Directors from The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and ProPublica. The selected image was the CD cover art that I contributed for the album “Grim Repercussions,” by the... Read The Rest →
Well…. I finally finished this piece (below, Speechless, 20 x 20). Just sent it off to Arden Gallery in Boston. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get it done, but lo and behold….I did. The lighter background is indicative of the newest look of my work. Two other recent pieces (Boob Job, 16 x 16- which recently sold- and Loosey Goosey, 20 x 20), were created with the same background, so I guess it’s a trend. Not to mention others that are in the works. Anyway, I’m about to head... Read The Rest →
I am currently in a group show at the Stewart Gallery in Boise entitled “Annual Winter Exhibition.” I have one piece in the show (Serf, 23×25, below). The show runs through January 16th….