Shortlisted for World Illustration Awards

My Jonathan Franzen book cover has been shortlisted as a potential winner for the World Illustration Awards, based in the UK.  A total of 75 illustrators worldwide made the list from an initial pool of 2100 …..pretty exciting stuff!  The winners will be chosen in the next few weeks.  Fingers crossed, but I’m very happy to have made it this far.

Last-minute interview for American Illustration (AI-AP)

Here is the link for a little interview that I was approached to do for AI-AP in New York.  Not all that often that these come my way…..I feel very honored to have been chosen for this.  It goes out to lots of designers, publications, etc. and is great exposure.  Check it out if you have a chance- it’s a nice little window into my reality as an artist.

Before Bali….2 new pieces

I’m heading off to Bali for the month of June with my daugher and am happy to have finished two new pieces before leaving.  Though both are very different, they share the similarity of being on the larger side when compared to the majority of my work (22.5 x 25 and 28 x 28).  The bigger of the two (untitled red rocking horse) will be headed to the J. Willott Gallery, in Palm Desert (which just sold “Bright Ideas“, one of my treasured pieces).  In addition to the above, I’ve... Read The Rest →

New Work at the J Willott Gallery

I’ve rounded the corner and have begun to work again.  Last week I was able to finish up some new work and drive it down (with my daughter and friend) to the J. Willott Gallery in Palm Desert, CA, where it is on display.  I’m excited to begin showing with J. Willott- they are a well-positioned gallery with great owners, a large space and a nice, contemporary feel.  If you are visiting Palm Desert, please stop by J. Willott on El Paseo.  

Missed opportunity with Penguin UK……casualty of my bike wreck.

I was approached last week by Vintage Books UK at Penguin Random House to illustrate the cover of Haruki Murakami’s “A Wild Sheep Chase.”  Total bummer that I’m saddled with the broken thumb.  Especially since things are getting tight after an involuntary month-long vacation….if you can call it that!  I guess the consolation prize is that at least I’m on their radar….

In case you’ve been wondering…..

I’ve been out of commission for the past month….the result of a nasty spill on my road bike.  My arm and thumb bore the brunt of the impact- both were broken.  I also will need some more time getting my smile back to normal.  Needless to say, I’m ready to get back on the horse, so to speak.  Haven’t been able to do any artwork since December.  I’ll be getting work to a new gallery (J Willot Gallery in Palm Desert) and starting a   commission for a client in... Read The Rest →

Two European blogs feature my work

Two European blogs, one in the U.K and another in Spain, featured my work a little while back, and I’m just now finding out about it.  Art Nau, based in Barcelona, is an ultra-hip, curated design site which has a blend of interesting finds ranging from fine art to industrial design.  MondeMosaic  is based in the U.K. and focuses more on fine art, with a new artist featured daily.  It’s always nice to find out that my work is reaching such distant shores….. On another (but related) note, Index Books, a... Read The Rest →

Next up: solo show at Arden Gallery

Check out my homepage for the new work that’s headed to Boston for my October 1st solo show at Arden Gallery.  Look for an advertisement for the show in American Art Collector!  The show opens October 1st- the reception is October 4th, from 4-6pm- and runs until October 31.  My daughter, Liv, and I will be at the opening reception.  Looking forward to seeing all the new work hanging….

Silver and Merit Awards from 3×3 Magazine!

Wow.  I just found out that I received the Silver Award from NYC-based 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration for my piece that was used for the cover of the Jonathan Franzen book.  Another one of my illustrations (from the Teknion project) received a Merit Award as well! 3×3  hosts a highly regarded international annual illustration competition that features some of the best work from all over the world.  Jurors this year were Marieke Griffioen, design director at the Amsterdam office of Edenspiekermann, a design agency with offices also in Berlin and San... Read The Rest →

Teknion book published

The Teknion book that I created 11 illustrations for last fall  has been published.  Illustrations from the book have already made it into two well-regarded illustration annuals- American Illustration and 3 x 3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration,  both based in NYC.  I worked closely with Michael Vanderbyl and Vanderbyl Design in San Francisco while illustrating the book.  The book is stunning- very pleased with the graphic design and overall layout that Vanderbyl Design provided.  Also loving how my illustrations printed (reproduction quality).  I’m very happy to have been part... Read The Rest →

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