Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Plodding along nicely....

I know I haven't posted much on my flickr page lately, but believe me when I say I am working on lots of things. I've got about 10 new pieces I haven't posted on there yet. Needless to say, I am feeling good about getting work accomplished. I completed the t-shirt design for the first project of The Honeycomb art collective I am part of. I finished it and emailed the file today. I also got the last piece for the show at Recoat Gallery done today. Now I can actually say "Hooray!" for real. Tomorrow I will scan stuff so I can send jpegs. I also will tackle the 3 drawings for a show in L.A. (currently 1/2 completed). Then it's on to a new piece for a show in Culver City and then, just maybe, I will get to this art collaboration that's been sitting in a drawer waiting to be worked on.

A lot of stuff coming up in January!

Monday, December 28, 2009

getting stuff done

I'm getting things accomplished today. I have one more piece I need to color, and then all the work that will be going to Recoat Gallery in Glasgow will be finished. Hooray. Well, I shouldn't really celebrate until that's actually done, but it will be soon. I also have a side project that I may have to work on today, instead of the Glasgow stuff because the deadline is quickly approaching.

Two shows coming up.

"Postcards from the Edge" in NY (which I did last year)

Hosted by ZieherSmith 516 West 20th Street (btw 10th & 11th Avenues), NYC
Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM


"Play for Keeps" at Tribute Gallery in Portland, OR.

Group Exhibition — New Works On Paper

January 7th through January 30th, 2010

Opening Reception January 7th, 2010 6pm-9pm

Tribute Gallery is located at 328 NW Broadway #117 Portland, OR 97209 and will be open Saturdays in January from 11am to 3pm and by appointment.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Harpooners (Sold)

Just shipped "The Harpooners" to California the other day, where it will meet it's new owner. It's one of my older pieces, but one I still like. And so far it's the only piece I've done that involves a boat, so maybe I need to do some more with boats. I am getting into doing these water scenes anyway. It's also one piece that will be printed in the next issue of The Washington Square Review, coming out soon.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Late December update

I've been super busy lately and everything is sort of crazy right now. With trips and holidays and more stuff being piled on every week, it's a bit overwhelming. Not that I want the projects and opportunities to stop, but right now I've got plenty to work on. December is just stressful in general for everyone I think. In terms of art, I feel like I've been working on the same bunch of drawings forever. I've got six at the moment that I'm working on. I'm trying to get the line work done on all of them, and I have about one more to do. Then it's onto the color and wash stage.

I have two pieces sent off to Portland, OR for the show I will be in at Tribute Gallery in January.

More interviews pending, more publications soon to be released, and a bunch of other stuff I can't quite think of at the moment.

That's all for tonight.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Belio in the Mail!

I got my copy of Belio in the mail today, and boy was a happy! The printing of the book is excellent! One of the nicest publications I've been in yet by far. It's a rather thick book too, about 3/4" with 216 pages of interviews and beautiful artwork. They did a really good job of making it all go together. Definitely going to submit again! The book is 20 Euros, but I get my copy free, which I'm of course really happy about also.

here's the link again for Belio:


Ashley Lande

Bruno 9Li


Robert Tirado

my work


I have some work and an interview on the ARDT blog today.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trend Hunter

I'm on Trend Hunter? Never heard of this site before...

The World's Best

This post was brought to my attention by Scott Hassell. Thanks Scott :)

Belio - Back to the Roots

Cool! Just found out my work will be printed in Belio magazine! The issue is called "Back to the Roots." The printing looks great! I'll post more pictures on here when I get my copy.

picture from the Belio website. You can buy the issue HERE.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


My artwork was featured on this site yesterday.

Also, I finished the second piece for the Portland show yesterday. It was a long day. 12 hours of drawing approximately and my eyes were sore by the end of the day. I had to redo this piece because of a problem with the way the paper I chose was absorbing the ink wash. What a pain. I almost didn't redo it because I always hate copying my own work, but in the end I was happy with the result. I knew it would eat away at me if I didn't. Anyway, now it's done and I can not think about it anymore.

Onto the next thing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Brief Tuesday Update

I've been really busy lately, and it's been a challenge keeping everything straight. I made a list though, so I can be methodical about it and just refer to that ten times a day. Actually, I had to do two drafts just to get the list itself organized. Sheesh.

Okay, so first off I got good news the other day that I will have work featured in a special issue of Beautiful Decay. I'm extremely happy about this and still a little surprised. Didn't see something like that happening anytime soon, but I'm sure glad it did. It's for the special "Underdog" issue.

Now I am back to working on what I was doing before I got the random whim to submit to Beautiful Decay, which is stuff for a Portland show I mentioned earlier. One piece down and one to go. It's drawn out in pencil right now so inking is next. It'll probably take me a few days to get that done. Deadline is the 11th.

After that I need to send stuff for "The New Twenties", the book I will have work featured in, published by idN. I don't have to do any new pieces especially for that, so I have a lot I can choose from.

I also have to do a t-shirt design on the theme of "love" for the artist collective I am part of, then a couple pieces for a show in Los Angeles, a piece for a show in Culver City, and the a few pieces for a show at Recoat gallery in Glasgow.

Uh....not to mention a few side projects too. Whew!

Unfortunately, most of the work I'm doing right now, I can't post pictures of yet, so I guess for now it'll just have to stay under wraps.

Back to work now....

Test Everything Zine "I'll See You In My Dreams" now out!

This is my image.

Here are some pictures from the zine "I'll See You In My Dreams" which is by Test Everything and printed by It's a great little publication that I was happy to be a part of. It's screenprinted with love and care, so get one for yourself, or better yet, submit some work for the next theme!

Test Everything website