Paintings

 

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Some are collaborations, some are solo efforts. Some are digital, some are original acrylic. I offer a limited number of commissions per year.

 

****I've started drawing & coloring comic portraits! I penciled, inked, flatted, and colored the above piece, using an image I'd taken for a client. 

Comics!

Painting has been teaching me how to draw. I drew this sketch, working from a painting portrait I did earlier (seen above as a little thumbnail here). 

Painting has been teaching me how to draw. I drew this sketch, working from a painting portrait I did earlier (seen above as a little thumbnail here). 

Then I colored the sketch, using modern comic coloring methods (I've been taking a class, you never stop learning). Like the Hubble image in the background?

I came late to comics, so I read a thousand pages a week, and I try to draw/paint/write everyday. I've been doing this for about a year now, and I can feel it enrich my paintings and the scope of what I am able to do with writing. I love that comics can be a beautiful combination of literature and art.  It's a new dream of mine to write and/or color a monthly book. Comic portraits are something I currently do on commission, and I am working on my illustration portfolio. 

Photography

I like to show a couple of straight photographs, because people sometimes forget I start with photography when making a painting. And, as such, I also offer collections of images that I created but were not selected for a painting, including prints/wall art/albums.

I've taken tens of thousands of photographs; I take thousands of photos a month with my iPhone alone. It's an amazing way to interact with the world around you, and explore different ways of seeing. For me, photography has been like sketching, even from before I could draw at all with a pen and paper. For nearly a decade, I have been sketching beauty and the outlines of stories with photography.