These animal portraits are part of a new series, inspired by Wheeler’s Photographic survey of the American West. From 1871-1873, George M Wheeler led an expedition to create topographic maps in the western states. He took with him two photographers, Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell, who documented the journey. For me, these landscape photos act as inspirational launching points for drawings. The image above portrays a jackrabbit, animals which inhabit the Arizona wilds. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more portraits soon!
These portraits are part of a new series, inspired by Wheeler’s Photographic survey of the American West. From 1871-1873, George M Wheeler led an expedition to create topographic maps in the western states. He took with him two photographers, Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell, who documented the journey. For me, these landscape photos act as inspirational launching points for drawings. The image above portrays naturalist John Muir, who was considered “Father of the National Parks”. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more portraits soon!
These illustrations for Rutgers Magazine accompany a story about the school's powerful network of industry mentors. Students and graduates get direct experience learning from executives on Wall Street, the publishing media, and many other fields. Thanks to Lara De Meo Hoyt for a super fun assignment!
Ever since the swearing in of the 45th president of the United States, it’s become my ritual to attend a protest march once a month. Each of these events is designed to stand up for particular cause which is vulnerable under this administration. Designing signs helps me focus on issues which I value, as well as how best way to communicate the message. It’s been energizing to participate, because you realize you’re not alone in your feelings, and you have the opportunity to amplify messages which are important to a healthy society. I hope you enjoy this little collection of signs.
Here's a little meditation on symbols. Without a doubt, the American bald eagle is a powerful representation of the freedom which America stands for. In contrast, the current U.S. president is glorifying the idea of building a "big beautiful wall", one which would run along our southern border with Mexico. To my mind, a project of such monumental proportion would create a different sort of symbol for the United States. I would argue that walls are completely incongruous with the freedom our country so proudly promotes.
Here's a new piece for Harvard Magazine. It accompanies a story about how various clubs on campus are evolving towards more diversity and inclusiveness. The Harvard Advocate, which is a club for writers, is portrayed in this group portrait. Thanks to art director, Jennifer Carling, for a super fun assignment!
Below are a few sketches I submitted for this assignment.
Macalester College is an excellent liberal arts school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. They asked me to illustrate a story for their alumni magazine, addressing how we as citizens can make a difference in unsettling political times. Our actions can help affect society in a positive way. Thanks to art directer, Brian Donahue for this very timely assignment.
I had fun experimenting with a denim pattern in this piece.
Mr. President, what's hiding underneath that rug which sits atop your head?
I always carry a small sketchbook which is dedicated to capturing little moments in time. I hope you enjoy these recent observations!
I created this mixed-media piece for an invitational art exhibition in Erie, PA at the Renaissance Centre. The show is called Post-Romance: Artists' Valentines. Curator Laurence Walzcak asked for artwork exploring expressions & notions of love, romance, mating, passion & longing. My entry is titled Long Distance Lovers. The opening is on February 11th, and runs weekends through the 25th. Thanks to Laurence for including me in this exhibit. Happy Valentine's Day!
The opening is this Saturday, February 11th, featuring over fifty artists, at The Renaissance Center, 1001 State St., Erie, PA, 6-9 in suite 515. Happy Valentine's Day!
I created this custom print for my friends at Grand Cur Beer & Cheese Market in Rhinebeck NY, They offer an incredible selection of beers - many of them brewed locally. I was asked to integrate various brewery labels into this storefront scene. Although technically challenging, it was very rewarding to find the right balance in this picture. If you’re ever in Rhinebeck, I highly recommend Grand Cru for their amazing selection of beer, wine and cheese! My prints will be available there soon!
Here’s a new piece for Princeton Alumni Weekly, which accompanies a story about their University Press Club. In this age when there’s much volatility in the profession of journalism, they’re rethinking ways to practice it with quality, efficiency and success. A special thanks to art director, Marianne Nelson, for a super fun assignment! Below are sketches I submitted...
Here's a little social media promotion I illustrated for my friends at Riverdale Country School. Here's to a fantastic new year!
With eyes cast towards my Hudson Valley community, I painted some little pieces dedicated to its many charms. They’re up at Taste Budd’s Cafe in Red Hook through January. As an introvert, I live a little too much in my own head - contemplating big thoughts, ideas, and dreams. Given this, it’s very easy to take my environment for granted. I consistently come back to the theme of community in art - because it reminds me of all the wonderful things right before my eyes. Drawing local landmarks is a way of contemplating why they are so special. For the viewer, I hope these pictures bring out some nice memories, and frames these places in a fresh light. If you live in the area, I hope you'll check out the exhibit!
Loomis Chaffee is an excellent boarding school located in Windsor, Connecticut. These illustrations appear in their magazine, accompanying a story about dorm curriculum. The article touches on issues students face, such as ethics, health and safety. A special thanks to art director, Patricia Cousins for a super-fun assignment.
I bought some safety pins this morning, and was inspired to whip up this quick portrait.