Here's a portrait of one of my favorite authors, Donna Tartt. Born and raised in Mississippi, she went on to write three superb novels, The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch.
Here's a portrait of Howard WW 2 veteran, Howard Zinn, who went on to become a professor, historian, and activist. His pivotal book, A People's History of the United States, told the story of America from the perspective of the powerless, as opposed to those in power. Prints of this piece are available here!
This drawing for WebMD accompanies a story called Invisible caregivers. Taking care of a sick or elderly loved one can save Americans millions in health expenses. But it also can take a great toll on the family caregiver. The isolated nature of this task can cause depression, financial stress, poor health and guilt (from lack of attention to other family members and careers). Thanks to art director Brittany Long for this vital assignment. Below are some spots which accompanied family caregiving statistics:
Here's a portrait of a truly inspirational New Yorker, Patti Smith.
This piece for Princeton accompanies a story called Math Versus Politics. It explains how utilization of activism and mathematics can end a true threat to our democracy, partisan gerrymandering. Thanks to art director Marianne Nelson for this fascinating assignment.
I was messin' around with a moose on a map of the White Mountains.
Here's a portrait of famed physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking. His body may be imprisoned by the ravages of ALS, but his mind can travel to infinity, and beyond. Signed prints of this piece are available here!
Here's a portrait of civil rights icon, John Lewis, as a young man. Born in Alabama in 1940, he helped lead the fight for racial justice and voting rights in the South. A proponent of nonviolent protest, Mr. Lewis was arrested over forty times (and beaten several times as well). As eloquent as ever, he is now a representative of Georgia in the US Congress. He is a great American.
Thanks for viewing. Signed prints of this piece are available here!
This piece for Rutgers Magazine celebrates the transition from summer into autumn. It accompanies two articles about how alumni volunteers help students transition from their communities into a new school year on campus. Thanks to editor Scott Fognall for this colorful assignment!
I had a blast collaborating with my first-ever client in Indiana, Purdue University. These illustrations accompany a story called Chasing Talent - all about the process of recruiting elite student-athletes to attend the school. Thanks to art director, Virginia K Reynolds, of a perfect back-to-school assignment!
This piece for the University of New Hampshire accompanies a story about their Institute on Disability. Through the study of statistics, this group helps craft policies which empower disabled Americans. Their goal is to ”improve the lives of and opportunities afforded to people with disabilities, to support equal opportunity in employment, independent living, and healthcare.” Thanks to art director Valerie Lester for this enlightening assignment!
I carried this hand-drawn sign in the People's Climate March over the Hudson back in April. I’m thrilled it will be included in a book, Posters for Change, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Thanks so much to the jury! (oil pastel and pencil on poster paper)
Here’s a piece in today’s Washington Post, about 11 Mistakes Novice Grillers Make - and how to Avoid Them. As an avid griller, I learned some valuable tips from this story. This piece worked as a cover illustration in the Food section, but also as a series of smaller spots interspersed in the story. Thanks to art director, Amanda Soto, for a super tasty assignment!