Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lux Vidal

Here's a portrait for a new client, Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, NY. It depicts alumna, Lux Vidal, a noted anthropologist. She has devoted her life to studying indigenous tribes in the Amazon region of Brazil. She became a forceful advocate for supporting the rights and culture of the Xikran tribe.  Not only was this a fascinating assignment to collaborate on, it gave me an opportunity to incorporate one of my favorite elements into the artwork, maps! A special thanks to designer, Hannah Fichandler, and editor, Jean Smith, for this fantastic assignment.
Below are sketches I submitted for this project:

Thanks for visiting. You can view my illustration portfolio here!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Celebrate Irvington Poster

Irvington, NY is a Hudson Valley town with a lot of culture and an interesting history. The writer who created Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving, called this beautiful community his home. I was thrilled to illustrate this poster for their annual street festival. Thanks to art director, Elena Erber, for this fun project!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Interactive Community Poster Art

These characters appear on an interactive poster which is up at the Eileen Fisher Lifeworks Center (in Irvington, NY). The poster asks the question,  What quality do I want to express more of in my life and community? Visitors are encouraged to write their answers directly in the speech bubbles on the poster.

A special thanks to art director, Elena Erber, for this very community-oriented assignment!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Eva Perón

“I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.”
- Evita Perón , former first lady of Argentina

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ernesto Che Guevara

Before declaring any manifesto, a passport fluttered open, revealing Ernesto. 

Vagabond forging a motorbike-route, he’d peel out hard, on united fruit. 

Asthmatic slumping on his chopper, humanity drained, traded for copper. 

Before tee-shirts exploited this face, banana republics, a branding disgrace.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Barack Obama

Here's a portrait of one of my favorite U.S. presidents, Barack Obama, created on a vintage map of Hawaii (where he was born). This is part of a series called World Tour - in which I use pages from an old atlas as canvases - painting images relating to the place on each map.

Prints are available here!

That's me holding the original framed portrait of one of my heroes.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Howard Stern

From all five boroughs of a neurotic mind, seven dirty words are gleefully enshrined. 

Subway tunnels connect to Freud and Jung, trains emerge, irreverence on the tongue.

A legend’s lines flow across this chart, with a juvenile sound, rhyming with heart.

Prints of this piece are available here.