Monday, May 14, 2018

American Educator


This piece for American Educator accompanies a story called Community Schools - A Promising Foundation for Progress. These schools are strategically integrated with their local communities in order to support economically-challenged families. They work with local community centers, health organizations, civic and business leaders to provide families with a safety net beyond the ABC’s of education. These institutions are super valuable in communities which are confronted with poverty. A big shout out to all my public school teacher friends. Your dedication makes this world a better place!

Various resources are available to families in need.
Families in need are the focus of community schools
Community schools are a solid foundation in economically challenged areas


A special thanks to art director, Jennifer Berney, for this fantastic project.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Big Fan


Sometimes illustrators are asked to draw a picture without any context about the story in which it will accompany. That was the case for this piece which appeared in Dallas Magazine. I was simply given a photo reference for the the man depicted above, and was asked to draw him smiling - while his hand was being ground off by a giant fan. It was a unique challenge to draw a scene with such shock value. I’m afraid to ask what the story was about, or who this man is.

Special thanks to art director, Kevin Goodbar, for this bloody-good assignment!


Monday, April 23, 2018

Princeton Eating Clubs


This piece for Princeton Alumni Weekly accompanies a story about the university’s famed eating clubs. Change is in the air as 9 of 11 of these clubs now have elected female presidents. Their goal is to make these unique meeting places more diverse, inclusive and safe. A special thanks to art director, Marianne Nelson for this tasty assignment!

Here are sketches I submitted for this assignment.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

American Illustration Winner


I’m honored to have this portrait recognized by the prestigious American Illustration 37. It will be included in their permanent online archive. Thanks to the Jury! 

Prints of this portrait of the late great Stephen Hawking are available here!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Riverdale Country School



Here’s a piece for my friends at Riverdale Country School in Bronx, NY. This artwork will appear on a greeting card designed for general use by the school. Scenes depicted around the Riverdale “R” show prominent locations on the upper and lower campuses of this idyllic institution.  Below is an alternate version without Riverdale's red filling the "R".




Below are sketches I submitted for this project.
Special thanks to Marie Capasso for this fun assignment.


Music to Their Brains



Here’s a new piece for the University of New Hampshire’s alumni magazine, Connect. It accompanies a story called Music to their Brains. The author describes a study in which individuals have their brains monitored while they play musical instruments. With this research, scientists are learning how different parts of our brains relate to music. Various lobes are utilized to process hearing, touch, thinking, seeing, etc. With this study, researchers hope to to understand more about how our brains work. They also see potential in using musical performance as therapy for people with brain trauma. A special thanks to Valerie Lester for this stimulating assignment.

Below are ideas I submitted for this project.




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tiger


Bengal hearts beat within a Tiger economy, as moms with balms practice Tiger astrology. 

These beautiful creatures play an important role in many Asian cultures, as a physical, metaphorical and spiritual presence. Signed prints are available here!