Monday, October 25, 2010

Tree Line

More digital images...
Still not sure how I feel that some of my illustrations have passed over to the digital stage. It may good for me in the long run but I prefer the squiggle of my pencil line.
Some thoughts on the proposal for the ODS holiday window display.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Oregon Home Illustration

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Here is my first official published piece!! With a wonderfully large byline.

3rd Street Grill Web Site

Here is the web site I did for Consumer Multimedia for their client
3rd Street Grill out of Ramona, CA. This is my first web site illustration and my first fully digital illustration.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project: 2011
My good friend and fellow illustrator Laura of Greener Bee out of Cleveland, OH and I are participating in The Sketchbook Project.

We are so excited about it because we are doing it together by sharing a blog and posting what we have created. Check it out at Art In Transit

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Solo Show at Swift Lounge invite

Tomorrow night July 1st at Swift is my second Portland solo show. Gosh, I am now a true local artist and it feeeeeeeellllsssss GOOD!!
It starts at 8pm ~ there will be laughing, dancing, happiness and of course my art.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On the wall at Urban Grind (NE)

Here are the "show stoppers" at my first Portland solo show at Urban Grind Coffeehouse. The three on paper are the pieces I did for the show, the rest (to come) are from the last few years. The octopus sits nicely unveiled by the Blue Velvet curtains (that one goes out to you Dennis Hopper). The show is on Friday, June 4th 2010.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

IF: Early

I found these bird screen prints done in 2004 while looking for some art to donate. I donated on of these prints plus another painting to Project Grow's Silent Auction, May 23rd. All proceeds went to building a yurt for visiting artists on their North Portland farm.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Solo Show at Urban Grind (NE) invite

1st solo show in Portland. Me and Portland have always had a good vibe with each other. The first time around, I became a designer at Nike within the first year of moving here in the mid '90s. My second time around (after being gone for 10 years), is my first solo art show within the first year moving back. Along, with two more shows lined up for this summer and fall (keep ya posted on those).

Monday, May 10, 2010


Funny with me and that I would rather have a bowling trophy and an old peanut butter jar that my grandma used to put brown sugar in. Things like china cabinets filled with china or sparkly jewelry I could care less about. My elderly grandparents are starting the process of handing off their memories ~ which is so bittersweet. Thanks for the jar grandma, it will always have sugar in it at my house.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A&S first coat

It's now inked and has the first layer of washes on it. It reminds me of a comic right now. I plan on building up the color of the characters and leaving the background light and washy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A&S sketches

There is such a beautiful rawness to a pencil sketch. A part of me always wanting to preserve it ~ which is what makes it hard for me to take it to the next step. Once I start inking it in and erasing the graphite ~ tighting it up and adding paint...all the softness goes away. Please forgive my bad photography once again, there are a lot more plants with shadows in my Portland garden.
This is the start of a painting for my friends Annie and Seth ~ for their wedding.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Liv Ana Altenhofen

My attempt at being creative with a needle and thread. This embroidery of baby Liv Ana Altenhofen was done for my friend Pam, as a gift at her shower.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

IF: Linked

They all connect in his happy faced dreams.
A illustration not yet complete for an upcoming art show. My IF: Adrift post is the bottom half of this dreamland. To come the finished painting in it entirety.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My 40th Birthday Invite

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah its my birthday - its my birthday!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

IF: Adrift

He was floating in a sea like dream of yellow happy faces.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

IF: Focused

How can you stay focused on just one?
A little cluster of owls 6x6.5 in the corner of a 19x25 painting. Just a small piece of the image as a whole. Thought it fit nicely with this weeks IF topic.